New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, announced on Sunday that public elementary schools will reopen to partial in-person learning on Dec. 7, reversing a shutdown on all public schools in the city two weeks ago.
The city plans to allow K-5 and pre-K students-whose parents signed up for the hybrid model– to return to in-person classes because there’s “less concern about the spread” of COVID-19 among younger children, Mayor DeBlasio said.
Special education students will be allowed to attend in-person classes three days later on December 10.
For the time being, middle and high school students must remain all-virtual, as city officials formulate a plan to begin in-person learning.
“We feel confident that we can keep schools safe,” DeBlasio said.
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