Buffalo Public Schools Pass Fully Remote-Learning Reopening Plan
Buffalo Public Schools has passed a fully remote-learning reopening plan. Here's what parents need to know.
Buffalo Public Schools will begin the school year with remote-learning, according to WIVB. BPS Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash recommended that the district implement virtual learning at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. The plan will be re-evaluated after 4 to 6 weeks.
I had a chance to speak with Dr. Cash a week ago about the district's reopening plan and he had mentioned starting the school year virtually. He also spoke about ensuring that students are equipped with the devices they need to learn virtually. During a press conference this morning, Dr. Cash said that the district is distributing and redistributing devices to students for them to be able to learn virtually. He said the district expects that all children will have a device, as long as they can get it to them. He spoke about utilizing volunteers to deliver devices to students at home to make sure they get them.
During the press conference, he answered a question about food security for children who rely on school breakfast and lunches. He said 2.9 million meals have been served and distributed across 28 school sites since March. Dr. Cash said that on the first day, all schools will be open and food will be distributed two days a week, with students receiving enough meals during those two days to cover all the days.