NYC public school students will not return to school buildings until September 21st.
announcing today there will be a 3-day remote learning transitional period for students starting September 16th
This is great news. No teachers' strike. They worked it out. I'm happy with it.
Agree. Hopefully they can get the supplies they need by September 21. Still doing better than Dalton and Collegiate.
@anonymous I think it's not the decision to delay (many are doing that), but the inability to state a plan and stick to it.
The UFT and Principals Union are really kissing the mayor's ass in this press conference. They all infuriate me.
They are not opening on 9/21. Likely will go all remote once flu season kicks in
We switched to fully remote this weekend because my child's SHS needed to get a large percentage of kids to go remote or they had to cut a lot of corse offerings.
@ Anonymous THIS THIS THIS.
I think it sucks.
Why do they need 10 extra days to get things ready when they had the WHOLE FUCKING SUMMER?
I'm not in NYC so I don't have a dog in this race, but it really does seem like they are squandering the best days of this pandemic.
I've been reading a lot of posts by teachers in the past month. They have not been allowed back in the schools, only principals. Moving all these kids safely around schools will require a lot of coordinated effort and planning. The classrooms obviously need to be reconfigured to allow for SD. The supplies promised by DOE have not been received. I don't think the teachers are the ones to blame, those are the rules an it was DOE that had to come up with a better plan at least a month ago.
It's a failure on all sides. I understand that the supplies are not in place and the teachers have not had access to the buildings, they don't know how things will be managed. But back in June they should have all agreed to close 2-3 weeks early and then come back early in August and plan for the fall given the new stats, etc. But no one - not BDB, DOE or the UFT did anything to plan for this. Individual schools and principals have tried to do their part, but lacking leadership and coordination from the top, there is only so much they could do. I have kids in 2 different schools and I know they have both been planning really hard how to reopen. But they share buildings so you can't plan to be back if the other schools are not on board.