New York City officials are revealing a hybrid learning plan for the start of the school year in September to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Mayor de Blasio says the vast majority of children will head to the classroom two to three days a week. The other days will be remote learning.
“This blended model, this kinda split schedule model is what we can do under current conditions,” the mayor said.
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said he understands that some parents don’t feel comfortable with sending children back to the classroom just yet. “Families can choose all-remote learning for their child," he said. "And there will be specific periods in the school year during which remote-only families may elect to transition back to in-person learning.”
Face coverings and social distancing will be mandatory and schools will be disinfected nightly, officials said.