Mayor Bill de Blasio officially presented his school reopening plan Friday along with protocols for kids who test positive for the coronavirus.
“This is going to be tough and is going to take a huge amount of work,” de Blasio said alongside Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza.
But Hizzoner said he was forging ahead with a resumption of the nation’s largest school system as long as the city’s COVID-19 infection rate remains low.
“We will not reopen our schools unless the city infection rate is below 3 percent,” he said, noting that the number is currently 1 percent. It has been below 2 percent since mid-June.
As it stands, de Blasio’s blended learning plan will have kids alternate between classroom and remote learning each week, spending anywhere between one and three days a week in class and the rest remote, depending on the school, its enrollment and its layout.
City Hall is facing dual pressure from the city teachers and principals unions over the reopening. Both groups have complained about a lack of adequate safety and logistical preparation.
Source: Newzandar News
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