De Blasio Announces Return to School For New York City Students

De Blasio Announces Return to School For New York City Students

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De Blasio Announces Return to School For New York City Students

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that over 50,000 New York City public school students would return to classrooms, including in middle and high school

We know from experience how safe our schools are. We set a gold standard of health and safety measures that would work, and they have — safest place to be in New York City is our schools. Friday was the last day for opt-in. The final numbers are now in. We have just over 50,000 students who have opted in for in-person learning. Again, across all grade levels. Our kids who have opted in will be welcomed back to school on Monday, April 26. Everything will be ready for them, regardless of grade level. Obviously there’s been changes in the C.D.C. guidance for elementary school that we are implementing. But even with the existing six-foot rule in the middle schools and high schools, we’ll be able to accommodate the kids who want to come back. So this will be all grades. Opt-ins will be honored starting on Monday, the 26th. And we’re really excited for the kids who have chosen to come back, for the families who have chosen to come back. We’re really excited to have the opportunity for them to have in-person learning, again, obviously the highest and best form of education. And this will help them to come back strong this year and preparing for next year when we’re going to welcome back all our kids.

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