“We have all the pieces needed to bring high school back and make it stronger and definitely bring it back safely,” de Blasio said at a news conference. “We are fully bringing back our schools in September.”
The mayor has prioritized resuming personal instruction, with many students in Los Angeles, Chicago and other major cities being dropped out of class due to concerns over the coronovirus epidemic.
The reopening of the city’s high schools will serve as the first major test for incoming schools chancellor Meisha Porter, who will take over from Richard Carranza this month. Kairana resigned from the post last month.
Porter said on Monday that about 55,000 high schoolers would resume in-person education on March 22.
New York City closed schools in mid-November due to rising COVID-19 infection rates and gradually brought students back to classrooms, which began with the youngest students and then middle school students last month. Started by
De Blasio promised that high school students would not be far behind.
New York City’s school system is the largest in the United States, with 1.1 million students and 1,800 buildings.
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