NewsChannel 13 Visits Middleburgh Central School: A Strong Start to the School Year

As the summer break ended, Middleburgh Central School (MCS) made waves as one of the first school districts to open its doors on September 5, welcoming students back for the new academic year. NewsChannel 13 was on the scene to capture the excitement and learn more about what makes MCS stand out.

In an interview with Superintendent Mark Place, anchor Chris Onorato delved into the challenges many Capital Region school districts are facing. Superintendent Place highlighted the ways MCS has prepared for the new school year.

1. Sufficient Bus Drivers: One of the first challenges many school districts face is transportation, but MCS has managed to maintain a fleet of bus drivers, ensuring that students arrive safely and on time.

2. Attracting Skilled Teachers: MCS takes pride in its ability to attract and retain exceptional educators who are passionate about nurturing young minds.

3. Providing Free Meals for All: MCS believes no child should go hungry, and we’ve taken a proactive stance by securing funding for free meals for all students, ensuring that hunger doesn’t hinder their learning.

Onorato also asked about how MCS has planned for the possibility of a COVID resurgence affecting the school community. Superintendent Place discussed the guidance he sent to the community about dealing with all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.

Watch the interviews below: