Private Schools Chart Own Path as De Blasio Shuts NYC System

Private Schools Chart Own Path as De Blasio Shuts NYC System”

"Why should only the rich kids that can afford private school be able to go to school in the city?" said one parent protesting outside City Hall in Manhattan.

"I don't know what I'm going to do, except pull my hair out", she said. As the rate neared that point las week, de Blasio advised parents to prepare for a possible shutdown within days.

Additionally, the mayor said the DOE will continue to distribute devices to students in need, also on a priority basis.

The closures will come if New York City enters a state-mandated "orange zone", which would go into effect if the city breaches a seven-day average positivity rate of 3 percent for 10 days, as determined by the state.

In addition to shutting indoor dining, the orange zone restrictions close gyms, fitness centers and salons.

"Exercising in a gym is not more important than educating the next generation of our city's citizens".

Mr Franco, who said he had no one else lined up to look after his six-year-old son during the school day, is already behind on his monthly auto bill and racking up credit card debt. "Our schools have been safe, extraordinarily safe".

The New York City public school system is the largest in the country, with about 1 million children.

The Learning Bridges program - the city's free child-care program, which has five locations on Staten Island - will remain open despite the closure of schools and will continue to operate on a priority basis, the mayor said.

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Students at West Brooklyn Community High School listen to questions posed by their principal during a current events-trivia quiz and pizza party in the school's cafeteria in New York, October 29, 2020. The Department of Education provides bus services, meals and special education services to private schools in the city.

Even as the school system stayed open, almost 1,500 classrooms went through temporary closures after students or staffers tested positive, and officials began instituting local shutdowns in neighbourhoods where coronavirus cases were rising rapidly.

To keep students spread out, the city offered in-person learning only part-time, with youngsters logging on from home the rest of the time.

As of midweek, more than 2,300 students or staff at public schools had tested positive since the start of the school year.

The city agreed to changes, including hiring thousands more teachers and testing 10% to 20% of all students and staffers per month for the virus.

De Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo have both warned that the city is close to hitting that benchmark.

Mayor Bill de Blasio made the looming restrictions sound as if they were a fait accompli Thursday during an interview on 1010-WINS where he was pressed on the possibility of Cuomo invoking the orange zone rules locally.

"Your family sounds safe, doesn't it?" "No, you won't be safe".

Parts of western NY that have been under the least onerous "yellow zone" restrictions are now under more restrictive "orange zone" restrictions, in which schools go remote and "high-risk" businesses such as gyms are closed, Cuomo said.

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