NY school districts push state for all in-person learning

Mark Mulholland & WNYT Staff
Created: March 18, 2021 07:16 PM

Thirty-one area school districts are asking the state to allow them to bring all of their students back into the classroom.

The schools sent a letter to the health commissioner Thursday asking if they can have kids in school at three feet apart.

This comes after a Massachusetts study found that three feet of distance and masking can be just as safe as six.

The superintendent for Warrensburg School District says remote learning has been a struggle for students, and in-person learning in critical for their futures.

If the state doesn't approve, many schools, including Warrensburg, will spend thousands of dollars to put clear Plexiglas barriers between students.

Learn more about the plan, including the threshold to revert to the six-foot rule, by watching the video of Mark Mulholland’s story.

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