You are reading

De Blasio: NYC Public Schools to Remain Closed for Rest of the Year

PS11 Queens (Queens Post)

April 11, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

All public schools will remain closed for the remainder of the current academic school year and will reopen again in September, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning.

The mayor said it was the right decision to keep them closed since it would help stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. He said that if the schools were to reopen prematurely there would be a risk that they would have to be shut down again.

“It would create so much disruption and confusion,” De Blasio said at a press briefing. “The risk did not outweigh the reward.”

De Blasio shut schools down on March 16 in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 and students began online learning the following week.

All students, he said, will continue with online learning and the city will increase its staffing levels and support hours to help parents with online teaching.

New online teaching programs will be rolled out and the mayor stated that it was a primary objective for senior students to graduate on time this year.

“We do not want to see these seniors robbed of their future, robbed of that joyous moment when they graduate high school,” the mayor said.

email the author: [email protected]

2 Comments

Click for Comments 
Joe

Time to question the need for the public school system. Especially when their primary functions are to feed, babysit and indoctrinate.

13
8
Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Op-Ed: This Year’s State Budget Must Prioritize Climate, Jobs, and Justice for New York

Op-Ed, Jan. 30, By Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas

In a time of rampant economic inequality and environmental injustice, it is easy to feel defeated.  Here in Queens and across New York State, however, communities are organizing for a better future. New Yorkers from different backgrounds and with different lived experiences are proving that we can build community, organize, and create a future that reflects our shared values.