By Matthew McCully
Local Journalism Initiative
According to Eastern Townships School Board Chairman Michael Murray, following the successful launch of the new school year, the board has been able to refocus its efforts on student success and progress towards academic and organizational goals.
“It’s refreshing to feel that things are returning to normal, or at least to a new normal that involves masks, hand washing, social distancing and constant vigilance,” the chairman said during the October ETSB council of commissioners meeting.
Extracurricular activities are back in full swing, Murray said, including music and sports programs. “Richmond Regional proudly held its first soccer game on campus in almost two years,” he added.
“COVID-19 infection outbreaks in schools across Quebec have plateaued,” Murray said, explaining that the vaccination of secondary students is being credited with stabilizing the situation.