Adam Dayan, Esq.
School Districts May Be Permitted To Re-Open This Summer For In-Person Special Education Instruction
Updated: Mar 1, 2021
Governor Cuomo has issued an Executive Order stating that necessary, in-person special education instruction may be provided in New York State this summer.
Based on what we've gleaned so far the order just states that school districts may choose to re-open provided that they comply with applicable federal and state guidance.
The order does not distinguish between school districts (the NYCDOE, for example, would have greater challenges re-opening than school districts outside NYC) and we don't have any further information yet regarding how the NYCDOE will choose to proceed in light of Governor Cuomo's order.
For further reading, check out these articles from Chalkbeat and the NY Post. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide further updates as more information becomes available.