Coronavirus has school districts on high alert

Jill Konopka & WNYT Staff
Created: March 13, 2020 12:47 PM

Shenendehowa's superintendent of schools is calling on New York lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo to act quickly.

Allow districts to close their doors for two weeks without "loss of millions of dollars and sanctions, so global health experts can get a handle on this matter."


Coronavirus concerns are impacting many districts locally.

Some districts were closed on Friday. In Guilderland, it was because a student tested positive for coronavirus. In North Colonie, it was to plan what happens in case students need to utilize online resources. However, there are no confirmed coronavirus cases in that district.

Learn more about how the online learning might work, by watching the video of Jill Konopka's story.

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