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Brockway School reflects on new school year, provides mental health specialist


Brockway, PA – The Brockway School Board met Tuesday night and heard about the beginning of the school year.

Student Representative Rylee Welsh told the board that students are happy to be back in school. She said that everyone is adapting to the new guidelines.

Superintendent Jeff Vizza agreed, saying he was happy with how the 2020-2021 school year started.

Listen to the audio “thank you” message from Brockway Superintendent Jeff Vizza.

The board approved the hiring of Shaylea Haag as a health aide at the high school. They also added some coaches, including JV Volleyball Head Coach Brittney Stauffer.

Brockway is teaming up with Dickinson Center to provide a full-time mental health specialist for both elementary and high school students. The cost will be paid for out of CARES money. The district is also continuing tutoring programs for its students, such as Title I programs and a Classroom Success Program for grades 4-6.

Vizza said that the district will be allowing some spectators into sporting events, but the crowds cannot exceed 250 people. He said that many games will be livestreamed and information about that can be found on the district website.

The next board meeting is October 13 at 7 p.m.