The Greater Amsterdam School District postponed its special board meeting Friday, rescheduling it for Tuesday.
On Thursday, the district posted on its website the meeting was postponed, but gave no reason why.
“The meeting of the Board of Education was postponed in order to learn more information as it relates to the reopening plan for the students and staff of the Greater Amsterdam School District for September,” said Board President Nellie Bush.
Friday afternoon it announced the meeting would take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, with reopening plans as the topic of discussion for the evening.
The board had originally planned to discuss and vote on mandating masks in schools. However, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday there would be universal masking in schools. Superintendent Richard Ruberti had said at the board’s Aug. 18 meeting he was working with Montgomery County Public Health Director Sara Boerenko and other Montgomery County school districts to develop a multi-tiered plan for dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The meeting Tuesday is both open to the public and will be livestreamed on the district’s Youtube channel.