SEVERE WX : Flash Flood Watch View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Utica City School District unveils reopening plans

The Utica City School District unveiled their reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

Posted: Jul 28, 2020 11:15 PM

UTICA, N.Y. - The Utica City School District unveiled their reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Board of Education approved the plan at a meeting on Tuesday.

After reviewing the New York State Department of Health and New York State Department of Education guidance, the District-Wide School Reopening Task Force determined that a phased-in approach is the most effective for the health and safety of the students and the staff.

According to district superintendent, Bruce Karam, under this approach, the school year is currently scheduled to open with a hybrid model of in-person instruction blended with remote learning for elementary students. Middle and high school students will begin the year with remote learning.

A hybrid model blending in-person instruction and remote learning will be phased in beginning at the middle schools, and then at the high school, at a time determined by the school district based on conditions and metrics.

“We’re going to be very cautious; we’re going to take it one step at a time and we’re going to phase everything very slowly because the number one concern is going to be the health and safety of our students and staff," Karam said. “We’re going to look at the data, how everything is going in the elementary, the status of Oneida County and take it from there."

You can watch the full board meeting and see the full presentation here.

The reopening plan will be submitted to the state by Friday, July 31. Governor Cuomo is expected to make a decision about schools reopening the first week in August.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 416843

Reported Deaths: 32719
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City22596423550
Suffolk433951997
Nassau433802194
Westchester360141446
Rockland13885674
Orange11096489
Erie8626669
Monroe4790277
Dutchess4543153
Onondaga3490200
Albany2531126
Oneida2090112
Ulster203191
Sullivan148348
Niagara144998
Putnam143363
Broome106464
Schenectady103737
Rensselaer74030
Saratoga73317
Columbia52337
Madison40117
Ontario35134
Warren30033
Orleans29554
Steuben29242
Greene28918
Fulton28524
Genesee2735
St. Lawrence2624
Washington25514
Oswego2483
Wayne2473
Herkimer2464
Chautauqua2349
Tompkins2300
Chenango2116
Tioga19025
Livingston1678
Chemung1633
Cattaraugus1626
Montgomery1604
Cayuga1482
Jefferson1340
Clinton1274
Otsego1145
Wyoming1135
Delaware1044
Cortland920
Seneca863
Allegany751
Schoharie680
Essex550
Yates557
Franklin500
Lewis350
Schuyler220
Hamilton70
Unassigned00
Utica
Overcast
69° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 69°
Oneonta
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 66°
Herkimer
Overcast
69° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 69°
Thendara
Overcast
69° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 69°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Ask EPLC Sweepstakes
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left