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New Hartford to begin school year remotely

After 6 weeks the district will reevaluate the situation.

Posted: Aug 25, 2020 7:16 PM
Updated: Aug 25, 2020 10:24 PM

NEW HARTFORD, NY -  The New Hartford Central School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to begin the school year on September 9 remotely.

Meaning there will be no in-person learning.

After 6 weeks the district will reevaluate the situation.

School officials say despite their best efforts, there are just too many unknowns when it comes to the coronavirus.

Some teachers and parents expressed concerns to the board about the district's ability to remotely educate students.

"I was in my classroom yesterday and we do not have any hardware in our classroom yet," said Tammy Wiley, an 8th-grade teacher at Ralph Perry Junior High.

"There's no monitor in my classroom. There's no video camera in my classroom. Nothing is set up and ready to go. I can plan. I've made packets. I can do all that and have my Google classroom, but the technology piece is really not ready to go yet for us to feel comfortable."

School officials assured educators that the district does have most of the needed equipment, but pointed out that there is a nationwide shortage.

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