One WNY School District Planning Full Return by April 26
It's been more than a year since going to school in-person, and everyday was the norm.
One Western New York school district is planning a full return to in-person learning by the end of April -- but they're waiting for the go-ahead from the state.
WIVB reports Hamburg Central School District Superintendent Michael Cornell made the announcement Wednesday night:
In a letter sent to families, HCSD says they’re prepared for a return to full in-person learning Monday through Friday with a tentative return date of April 26 after consulting with various district decision-makers.
According to the letter, students who are currently enrolled as full-time remote students will have the option to continue remotely for the rest of the school year.
The Hamburg superintendent chose April 26 to allow for things like bus routing and class schedules arranged.
The date will also allow families to adjust their home routine, noting April 26 is two weeks after Spring Recess “which would allow for any travel-related COVID infections to be addressed,” the letter states.
According to the March 30 report from the Erie County Department of Health, 469 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed, bringing the 7-day total to 3,094 total cases. The current positivity rate is around 8 percent.