Petersburg Pilot -

SB passes policy to address the spread of illnesses


February 13, 2020

The Petersburg School Board voted in favor of adopting a board policy in its first reading on Tuesday that addresses pandemic and epidemic emergency readiness.

The policy was recommended to the board by the Association of Alaska School Boards. School Board Vice President Sarah Holmgrain said the recommendation probably came about as a response to what is happening on the international level, but assured residents that there isn't an imminent threat to the community from a virus.

"Like a lot of things, you'd rather have a policy in place in the event it does happen," said Holmgrain. "Trying...

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