New York City students will not return for in-person learning until Sept. 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a press conference this morning. The first day of school in NYC was previously scheduled for next Thursday, Sept. 10.
After discussions with unions, this resolution was done “in a constructive spirit,” the mayor said.
More preparation days for teachers will now be built in to the schedule. The mayor said all of the changes are taking place in “absolutely unprecedented conditions” and the city is setting the “global gold standard.”
Here are details on NYC's new plan for school reopening:
- Sept. 8: Teachers and staff return Tuesday as planned, but instead of bringing students back on Sept. 10, that will be an instruction day teachers and staff.
- Sept. 10, 11, 14 and 15 will be devoted to preparation for teachers and staff.
- Sept. 16: Remote instruction will begin for all students.
- Sept. 21: Students can return to school buildings for blended learning – a model previously outlined by the city. Some students come to buildings some days and learn remotely other days.