Governor gives OKAY for school districts to open

ALBANY – Governor Cuomo Friday said all school districts in the state may open in September.

He said of the 749 districts in the state, 127 have not submitted their opening plans to the state and 50 plans are incomplete. He did not name them during a telephone news briefing.

Cuomo outlined three issues that are often raised and he wants districts to address them. They are equity in remote learning, testing of students and teachers, and contact tracing should a student or teacher test positive for COVID-19.

In all three issues, he wants district plans posted online.

And the governor wants three sessions to be held between district officials and parents and one session just for teachers.

State officials also recommended that students wear masks at all times in class.

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