Some additional details of the HVRHS trip to a Broadway play on Wednesday 1

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Here are some additional details of the HVRHS trip to a Broadway play Wednesday. Students and teachers and chaperones loaded a bus this morning and went to the city to see a play. It was a FULL class of AP English/Politics students class in a coach bus that went directly went to the theatre. After the show the group ate out side in the open air, then got back on the bus and came home this evening to HVRHS. Estimates of the class size are 20-30 students from people who saw the bus unload this evening. This was not the Hamilton winners, as that was cancelled in advance by the theatre.

Remember now this Here is a press release from Pam Vogel on March 7, 2020

March 7 at 7:48 AM ·
Region 1 Superintendent Pamela Vogel has announced that the administrative team has decided to discontinue out-of-state field trips and programs that involve large groups of students at all grade levels due to the corona virus. Vogel said a parents meeting to discuss the high school’s international trips is planned. Two trips, one to the Galápagos Islands and another to Italy were scheduled in April. The Italy trip has been redirected to Ireland, Scotland and Scandinavia. Local events, such as plays and sports, will continue, Vogel said. Here is a direct quote from that letter:

10) Field trips at all grade levels are being discussed. We are using several criteria when making decisions, including 1) mode of transportation, 2) the destination, 3) local versus out of state or out of country, 4) if the presenter(s) has been traveling in areas where the virus is prevalent, 5) is this a “once in a lifetime” experience, 5) number of persons attending the event.

Here is a news release today:

A Broadway usher who worked two theaters on the Great White Way, potentially contacting thousands of attendees, has tested positive for coronavirus, venue operators announced Wednesday.

The usher worked performances of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at the Booth Theatre from March 3 through March 7, and “SIX” at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on the evening of Feb. 25 and afternoon of March 1.

Selection Of A New Superintendent Reply

The Region One All Board Chairs Committee met to discuss the search for a new Superintendent.
ABC and Salisbury Board Chair David Valcin, along with Cornwall Board Chair Catherine Tatge
suggested the Board promote Region One Assistant Superintendent Lisa Carter to the position.

The other Board Chairs did not feel that they would better serve the Region by doing a broad search.

Carter could apply through that process if she wished to seek the Superintendent position.

After a discussion about the potential search committee membership, the Board voted to appoint themselves as
the search committee with the intent of adding members from various groups within the schools and communities
of Region One.

The Board also voted to obtain RFP’s (Requests for Proposals) from two consultants, one of which would be hired
to assist with the search process.

The Board will meet again to review and choose the consultant. The Region One Board will then have a special
meeting to approve funding for the search consultant. The fee is estimated to be $10,000.00 which would need
to be allocated from the current Regional spending plan.