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Thermal Cameras and Electrostatic Sprayers: How Gananda Schools Are Using Tech To Reopen

Original article by: · Aug 10, 2020


GANANDA, N.Y. (WROC) — School officials are busy putting reopening plans into action and responding to the governor’s newest requirements. That includes hosting discussion sessions with parents to answer last minute questions.

Shawn VanScoy is the superintendent in the Gananda school district. He said his district already held seven parent discussion sessions and will be hosting more next week. He’s said he’s been getting a lot of questions about cleaning protocols.

Students in Pre-K through 5th grade in Gananda will be returning to school five days a week in person. They’ll stay in the same classroom all day and teachers will come to them. Grades six through 12 will be in person two days a week and remote for three. VanScoy said cleaning will happen throughout each day and every night.

“We already go through every classroom as it is and we clean the surfaces of every desk, whiteboard, door handles, we do that every night. On top of that we’re going to be using electrostatic sprayers that will also add an additional level of germ killing,” he said.

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