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Gov. Cuomo expected to outline school reopening plan

WNYT Staff
Updated: August 07, 2020 12:09 PM
Created: August 07, 2020 06:02 AM

The clock is ticking, and New Yorkers are waiting to hear from Gov. Cuomo on what will happen with schools in the fall.

Gov. Cuomo is expected to announce his plan Friday. According to the governor’s schedule, he will be in Albany, but it is unclear when he may speak.

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In a news conference earlier this week, Gov. Cuomo said he would be making a determination on the infection rate, so that he could decide whether to reopen schools across the state. There are 700 districts in the state.

The districts have been submitting reopening plans to the Department of Education. The governor called some plans “indecipherable.”

Some state lawmakers are calling on state officials to implement a testing system before children enter the classroom, and they believe the state should pay for it.

NewsChannel 13 will provide updates on the governor’s announcement as soon as they become available.


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