Local superintendents share concerns over re-opening schools in the fall

WNYT Staff
Created: May 20, 2020 06:09 PM

School superintendents from throughout the 21st District spoke with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and other lawmakers Wednesday on Zoom about the enormous task of trying to re-open schools in the fall.

Districts said they are worried about whether they're need protective equipment, supplies to clean buildings and where the money will come from to pay for this.

They are also concerned about whether students will be academically ready after having been out of school for nearly six months by fall, and in what form they will returning to the building.

There has been talks of "hybrid studies," meaning partially remote and partially in-person classes. However, "hybrid studies" would be difficult for many districts due to lack of broadband access in rural areas.

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