Schools receive funding for new PPE

Boxes of personal protective equipment were delivered to the Grand Island Central School District this week for setup in classrooms in the district. (Photo by Larry Austin)

Boxes of personal protective equipment were delivered to the Grand Island Central School District this week for setup in classrooms in the district. (Photo by Larry Austin)

Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:45 pm

By Larry Austin

Island Dispatch Editor

In the middle of a $24 million capital project and during the usual summer cleaning of the schools, Grand Island Central Schools is setting up its classrooms with thousands of protective pathogen barriers.

This week, the district received personal protective equipment, or PPE, for infection control and set to work affixing it to desks in classrooms.

“We have 2,800 kids, so, at the very least, one for every student and more in other areas because students move around, and we have other learning stations throughout the district,” Superintendent of Schools Brian Graham said Thursday. The district will provide a PPE barrier as well as have the student wear a mask behind

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