NYC School Buses Ready for Start of In-Person Classes

Sep 9, 2020

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New York City school buses will be up and running for the start of in-classroom learning but classroom concerns from teachers and parents remain.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the routes are now set and parents can expect school bus schedules by the end of the week.

“Mandatory masks for everyone, adults and children alike on the buses," he said. "That means there will be social distancing. That means there will be windows open.”

Meanwhile, Michael Mulgrew, president of the New York City teachers union, said some teachers have complained that the response from the Department of Education has been that it’s not their job to prep the classrooms with personal protective equipment. “The bureaucratic response of 'not my job' is unacceptable," he said, "and if you say it, you should leave your job.”

The latest numbers show more students are opting out of blended learning with nearly 40% going all remote.