Custodians, Buildings and Grounds Crew Prepare Elementary Classrooms with Desks, Barriers

Posted by Martin Cox on 4/6/2021 11:05:00 AM

By Martin D. Cox, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Elementary classrooms in the Clarkstown Central School District are prepared for the return of more students on April 7.

I want to express my thanks to several people for making this happen.

The tri-fold polycarbonate desk barriers and additional desks were ordered by John LaNave (Assistant Superintendent for Business) and Anthony Valenti (Director of Facilities). Upon the arrival of the desks and barriers, the District Buildings and Grounds members, in partnership with building custodians, were coordinated by Mr. Valenti to unpack, set up, and install the barriers as well as additional desks in classrooms at our nine elementary schools.

As a result of those collaborative efforts on the part of several people, classrooms today include desk barriers, where necessary, based on student enrollment.

Tomorrow, more students will arrive in all of our nine elementary schools, and in several classrooms, social distancing will be inside 6-feet with the barriers mounted on top of the desks.

This work by the aforementioned invdividuals is respected, valued, and appreciated. I am thankful for their efforts, and I look forward to seeing more students in our elementary schools tomorrow.

I wish our students, teachers, staff, bus drivers, and administrators good health and safety as we continue to navigate teaching and learning during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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