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Brockway talks football, reopening, masks


Brockway, PA – The Brockway School Board met Tuesday in preparation for the upcoming school year.

The meeting mostly focused on continuing relationships with organizations for additional support during the year. For example, the district approved its relationship with Intermediate Unit 6 for occupational therapy, physical therapy, vision services, and hearing services. They are also purchasing new cyber school options through Edmentum, some of which will be paid for through CARES money.

It also added a month-to-month relationship with Windstream Communications to provide internet to the football stadium. The goal is to livestream football games this year. In addition to livestreaming games, Brockway will have new uniforms this season, which were shown at the school board meeting.

A parent and some students came to the meeting to talk about mask requirements and that they should be relaxed in the schools. The students are attending cyber school and not in-person classes, but they said that the district should compromise or not require masks. School Board Member Ed Yahner said that the district has also received letters saying that the school’s mask policy is not strict enough.

Superintendent Jeff Vizza thanked the students for coming and voicing their opinions. He added that the district has to make its decisions based on mandates laid out by the state as well as what is best for all students.

Listen to the audio interview with Brockway Superintendent Jeff Vizza.

The school board will meet again September 8 at 7 p.m.

The new football uniforms