Buffalo Teachers Suing School District Over Reopening Plan
The Buffalo Teachers Federation is suing Buffalo Schools over its reopening plan.
Yesterday, August 31, the Buffalo Teachers Federation announced that it is suing Buffalo Public Schools because of the district's reopning plan, according to WIVB. The teachers don't feel safe under the plan, according to the Federation's president Phil Rumore. He says that 70 percent of the teachers in the district have concerns about their health and safety. Rumore said,
“We have gone to court today to prevent the district from implementing the procedures they have now. “We feel those are a danger to ourselves now and the students in the future.”
Under the current plan, students will learn virtually, for at least the first 4 to 6 weeks. Teachers, however, are still required to teach from their school a few days a week. Rumore says this is part of teachers' concerns. He said that although they are willing to teach from their classrooms, they want to be sure that sanitation protocols are in place and up to their standards.
"In a statement, a spokesperson for Buffalo Public Schools says they are “disappointed but not surprised by the Buffalo Teachers Federation’s tactics,” and without students inside the building, the district is confident teachers will be safe in their classrooms." ~ Buffalo Public Schools via WIVB