Schools await feedback from state officials after submitting COVID-19 preparedness plans
Long Island school districts are in limbo as state officials review their plans to curb COVID-19 in the fall.
The plans had to include what districts would do for in-person learning, virutal learning or a mix of both. Parents have mixed opinions, saying that it may be difficult for their young children to wear masks while others want school to be split up with 50% online learning and 50% in-class learning.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's listening to parents' concerns. He also says remote learning tends to work better in wealthier school districts than in those with fewer resources; creating a divide.
Dr. Robert Dillon, the superintendent for Nassau BOCES, says that there may be not enough devices for remote learnings. He also says schools do not have the staff or supplies for large-scale testing.
Cuomo says the state is waiting on the overall infection rate before making a decision.
Dillon also tells News 12 that a meeting is scheduled for Monday with district superintendents from across the state. They are expected to get a report of districts that have not submitted reopening plans and those who've asked for a waiver.