Optional attendance for NY State schools during Covid-19 pandemic

Optional attendance for NY State schools during Covid-19 pandemic

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Brandon Barker started this petition to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and

It is clear that cancelling school outright in New York State, especially New York City, has problems: services rendered by essential staff would be cut short due to childcare, notably nurses. Many children may not have meals available outside of school.

However, we need to do what we can to limit the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in New York State, and a major part of this has to be closing or reducing the density of schools.

To make this possible, our leaders need to come up with a plan for optional attendance, meal delivery or pickup, and possibly remote learning to supplement optional attendance. And they need to act quickly. If parents or grandparents of students are vulnerable to Covid-19, and many are, then even more children may become homeless in the aftermath of the pandemic.

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