Will Buffalo Schools Re-Open This School Year?
Everyone is wondering if schools will re-open this school year. There may be a clue based on the decision in Pennsylvania and New York City to close schools for the rest of this school year. There is at least one hold-out regarding further announcements in New York State ... a huge hold-out in Governor Andrew Cuomo who said this, according to a WGRZ news report on the subject.
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According to the WGRZ news report, the Buffalo Parent-Teacher Organization made a statement in favor of Governor Andrew Cuomo following Pennsylvania and New York City by closing all New YorkState Public Schools:
"The Executive Board of the Buffalo Parent-Teacher Organization is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to announce that New York State public schools will remain physically closed for remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. New York state students deserve to have their health and safety prioritized over all else. Parents and caregivers in Buffalo need clarity on continued remote learning and meals, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing our children will not be caught in a political tug-of-war."
The WGRZ report says that Cuomo responded saying that he doesn't have the power to close all schools and that it's up to each Schooll District to decide.