State education officials holding regional meetings to develop reopening guidance

The New York State Board of Regents and State Education Department virtually held the first of four Regional School Reopening Task Force meetings on Monday, to help develop guidelines and best practices for schools as they reopen.

Posted: Jun 15, 2020 5:15 PM
Updated: Jun 15, 2020 5:28 PM

The New York State Board of Regents and State Education Department virtually held the first of four Regional School Reopening Task Force meetings on Monday, to help develop guidelines and best practices for schools as they prepare to reopen in the fall.

According to the Department of Education, the following topics will be discussed at each meeting:

  • Health and safety
  • Teaching and learning
  • Social-emotional needs
  • Special education
  • Bilingual education and multilingual/bilingual learners
  • Digital equity and access
  • Budget and fiscal
  • Transportation, facilities and nutrition
  • Staffing/human resources.

The next meeting is set for Wednesday, June 17, and will include representatives from Herkimer, Oneida and Otsego counties.

The meetings are the first of three phases set up to gather feedback and issue guidance for the next school year.

After all meetings are completed on June 24, the next phase will begin. During the second phase, the board will review the feedback received at the meetings, and develop proposed guidance and updated regulations.

During the third phase, the new guidance and documentation will be reviewed at the Board of Regents meeting on July 13.

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