Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES News Article

Recording available now! "Safe School Practices in the Era of COVID-19" webcast

ACT for Education is pleased to announce the 2nd installment of its Public Schools in ACTion webcast series, which was broadcast on Thursday, October 15, on the ACT for Education website at

Local leaders joined together for a virtual roundtable discussion on “Safe School Health Practices in the Era of COVID-19.” Panelists included Dr. Michael Mendoza, Commissioner of Public Health for Monroe County; District Superintendent Jo Anne Antonacci, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES; Superintendent Michael Pero, Pittsford Central School District; and Superintendent for Hilton Central School District, Dr. Casey Kosiorek.

This webcast segment addressed safe practices used in schools when dealing with infectious diseases in a pandemic. Panelists highlight frequently asked questions, such as what happens when my child goes to the school nurse with a runny nose, how is Monroe County doing compared to other regions, and why don’t we need to immediately close schools if there’s a suspected case?

All webcasts in this new series are pre-recorded within 48 hours of the broadcast, then streamed on Though the webcast is pre-recorded, questions can be submitted through the live chat feature during the noon livestream. The webcast is free and open to the public; no prior registration is required. All webcasts are archived on the ACT for Education website for future viewing. Links to each district’s individual reopening plans are also available on the ACT for Education webcast page.

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