State Board of Regents to meet Monday on safe delivery of instruction
The state Board of Regents is meeting Monday to review opinions by school officials, teachers, parents and students on how instruction can be safely delivered.
Hundreds with a stake in public education participated in online forums last month. The information will be distributed to districts on Long Island and statewide later this week.
Some parents say that they want their children to go back, while others are hesitant.
Pediatrician Dr. John Zaso says that children should be in school as much as possible, and that the risk of transmission among them is low. He says that teachers and staff members are more at risk.
Zaso says reopening plans should be about weighing the benefits and the risks.
The final decision to reopen schools this fall is up to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He's expected to decide next month.