Tribune-Review – Having community partners can be a big boost for school districts fighting the covid-19 pandemic.
Bethel Park officials understand that and recognized some of them at April’s school board meeting.
School board president Pamela Dobos presented certificates to elementary school nurse Eileen Wallace, Spartan Pharmacy owner Adam Rice, and South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) executive director James Guffey.
“The pandemic has impacted this community in many different ways,” Dobos said. “It is during trying times like these when I think back to the wise words of Mr. Fred Rogers, who once famously said, ‘When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”
SHIM has organized multiple large-scale food drives for area families in need.
Spartan Pharmacy has provided inoculations to many people, including more than 500 district staffers and volunteers, in addition to its drive-thru flu vaccination clinics.
Wallace regularly volunteered at the pharmacy’s clinics and helped coordinate employee vaccinations in March and April.