Just four days before NYC school children were supposed to begin in-person learning, Mayor DeBlazio announced further delays to the school year.
- Monday, September 21st: Pre-K and children in special needs D75 schools begin school
- Tuesday, September 29th: K-5 and K-8 schools open
- Thursday, October 1st: Middle and High Schools open
The Mayor explained the delay would enable the City to address staffing shortages. However, this 11th-hour change leaves parents scrambling to adjust their work and childcare schedules and sends teachers back to the drawing board to revise their teaching plans. It also calls into question Mayor’s entire handling of the situation.
In addition, the City has also backtracked on providing students with live instruction during remote sessions.
If you’d like to ask the Mayor about his thought process, call into the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC at 10:00 am for Ask the Mayor.