CBS News reports:
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that all K-12 schools and colleges in the state will stay closed for the rest of the school year. Cuomo called it the “best course of action to keep students, educators and staff safe” and said schools will continue to provide distance learning.
“We must protect our children. Every parent and citizen feels that,” he said. The governor said no decision has been made about the fall reopening of schools, but officials are discussing plans for kids’ “summer activities.” A decision on summer school programming will be made by the end of May, he said.
JUST IN: “We’re going to have the schools remain closed for the rest of the year,” NY Gov. Cuomo says. https://t.co/8DIaNZqZuD
“Given the circumstances that we’re in and the precautions that would have to be put in place…we don’t think it’s possible to do that.” pic.twitter.com/zepMB3KDUD
— ABC News (@ABC) May 1, 2020
Schools in New York State will remain closed through the end of the school year, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday. The future of summer instruction and next school year is still murky. https://t.co/QPDkJHZ6yZ pic.twitter.com/RlanmbKwRR
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 1, 2020