Franklin County New York colleges to maneuver to distant studying

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MALONE, NY (WCAX) – All schools in Franklin County, New York are moving to distance learning by January 4.

The call was made by Franklin County Public Health officials after more COVID-19 cases occurred in the past week. They say that in the county, the coronavirus is spreading to the community and officials are struggling to figure out where the cases are coming from.

The highest rate of infection is in the northern part of Franklin County, so the four school districts in that region, the central school districts of Brushton-Moira, St. Regis Falls, Salmon River, and Malone, and FEH BOCES ‘North Franklin Educational Center in Malone will come first move on to distance learning. In-person learning will take place on Tuesday November 11th. After the day off for Veterans Day, online learning will begin on Thursday, November 12th.

The Chateaugay Central School District was already completely isolated this week due to COVID-19 exposure and will remain away until January 4th.

At the southern end of the county, the Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake central school districts and FEH BOCES Adirondack Education Center in Saranac Lake are being precautionary removed to prevent the spread from reaching that area at the northern end. These schools will use this week to prepare on Monday November 16 and then switch to distance learning.

Two school districts in the FEH BOCES region will continue to learn in person. Long Lake Central School District is in Hamilton County and Lake Placid Central School District is in Essex County. The infection rates in these counties do not justify school closure.

Any parent who needs help finding daycare can email childcare@fehb.org or call 518-483-6420 (extension). 9.

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