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Students who attend Buffalo Public Schools will be returning to in-classroom learning soon as a part of phase III and phase IV of reopening. Superintendent Kriner Cash announced the date that elementary and high school students are expected to return to school. According to WIVB, high schoolers who have chosen in-school classes will be back on campuses starting on Monday, April 26. For elementary school students, the start date is a couple of weeks later, on Monday, May 10.  Some students returned to school on February 1.

Dr. Cash’s issued a statement via the District's Facebook page:

Covid-19 infections are rising again across the region, a more contagious variant is spreading, and we are working to recover from a malicious cyberattack. Those significant challenges notwithstanding, I have directed staff to bring back all remaining high school opt-in students on April 26th. Remaining elementary opt-in students will come back on May 10th. We will discuss further details at our April 14th Board Work Session and defer to updated recommendations from our Medical Director and local health experts.

 

Phase II of Buffalo Schools Reopening Delayed Due to Ransomware Attack

Some students were supposed to go back to school on Monday, March 15, but the return was delayed due to a ransomware attack. Students in 3rd, 4th, 9th and 11th grades could not return as scheduled, according to WIVB. Instead, the students began classes two weeks later, on Monday, March 26.

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