A whopping 107 of the 749 school districts have not submitted plans to the satisfaction of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and therefore will not be able tp reopen for in-person instruction during the 2020-21 academic year.
Many of the districts thought they had submitted plans but did not realize that those plans had to be submitted this past Friday to both the Department of Education and the Department of Health.
As of today the Governor does not appear understanding of these schools plight.
“Maybe they just have determined that they don’t want to open, which is the only logical conclusion,” Cuomo said. “But if they think they’re going to open,” he promised them they were wrong
“Despite clear guidance provided to these schools, which included a link to the DOH portal, some districts in follow-up calls said they filed with the state Education Department — which is not an executive agency — but didn’t file with DOH,” a Governor’s spokesman said. “Others filled out an affirmation certifying that they would be abiding by the state’s reopening guidance, but didn’t actually submit their plan, something many of these districts are now rectifying.”