Southern Tier school districts react to teachers’ input, state reopening guidance

first_img“We have to follow the health department guidelines, the county executive, Broome County county executive guidelines so we need to follow all those, and we also have diocese guidelines that we have to follow,” said Elizabeth Carter. 12 News also spoke to Maine Endwell Superintendent Jason Van Fossen; he said teacher input is crucial for creating reopening plans, but ultimately the state guidelines will determine what the district does. The New York State United Teachers union told 12 News it believes social distancing and masks should both be in place if school returns in-person. Carter said the state still hasn’t released its full, finalized guidelines yet, leaving schools little direction for reopening only six weeks away from the planned start of the year.center_img (WBNG) — State teachers’ unions are now demanding local school districts follow New York health department guidelines. Catholic Schools of Broome County said because it has smaller class sizes, social distancing is not as much of a challenge as it will be for public schools. The president of the schools told 12 News even though the schools are private, they still have to follow public guidelines.last_img

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