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Hear from Alden, Williamsville and Hamburg superintendents on 'Back to School: Superintendent Roundtable'

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Aug 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-30 14:16:34-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Over the next two weeks, thousands of students across Western New York will return to school.

A challenging time for students, staff and their families due to COVID-19, 7 Eyewitness News senior reporter Eileen Buckley gathered some superintendents from around WNY for a virtual roundtable to discuss what it will take to welcome students and teachers back to class safely.

The one-hour special, "Back to School: Superintendent Roundtable," streams on 7PLUS Wednesday, September 1 at 8:00 p.m.

Panelists include:

  • Superintendent Michael Cornell, Hamburg Central Schools (president of Erie-Niagara Superintendents Association)
  • Superintendent Adam Stoltman, Alden Central Schools
  • Superintendent Darren Brown-Hall, Williamsville Central School District

Topics discussed include:

  • Administrator involvement in determining back-to-school guidance
  • Methods for maintaining in-person learning
  • Mask rules in schools and on buses
  • Vaccines for staff and eligible students
  • Quarantine guidance
  • District preparedness
  • Student mental health
  • Parent communication
  • Staffing shortages

7PLUS is available through the WKBW app on your favorite streaming devices including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV.

If you don't have the WKBW app you can find download links here as well as walkthroughs of how to get the app on each device here.