Cuomo says decision on schools coming soon, but districts need to communicate with parents

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that school districts across the state would have to work with parents on reopening plans.

This week, his administration is expected to decide whether schools can open in September.

As members of the State Education Department and other officials review them, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is stressing the importance of districts creating an ongoing dialogue with parents and families.

Many are not considering sending students to school out of concerns that they will just shut down again in a second wave of the Novel Coronavirus.

“This is between the school district and the parents,” the governor said Monday. “The ultimate decision maker are the parents, and I don’t hear enough of the parents’ concerns and the parents’ involvement and the dialogue with the parents.”