POUGHKEEPSIE – Saying children are least at risk of contracting the coronavirus, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Wednesday, said kids are better off being educated in the classroom than at home.
The county executive said there could be long-term effects of isolation if they remain home being educated via Zoom.
“The trauma that young people will have experienced by having their entire school year upended will be lifelong. To think that it is not is fooling ourselves. This year is going to have a real impact on the learning capacity, the education, and the mental health of the young, period. That is compounded for kids with IEPs, special education services necessary,” he said.
Molinaro said at the very least, children with disabilities need that in-person education with most school districts acknowledging and accommodating that.