New York City principals are not looking forward to the first day of in-person learning under Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza’s school reopening plan.
ABC 7 NY reported that the executive board of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) is outraged about the upcoming first day of school due to the mayor and chancellor’s “failure” to come up with an effective plan to keep both staff and students safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday, the CSA, which represents over 6,400 of New York City’s school leaders, announced they approved a vote of “no confidence” in de Blasio and Carranza’s school reopening plan despite the two delayed reopenings that were supposed to be dedicated to creating safety guidelines.
“School leaders want school buildings reopened and have been tirelessly planning to welcome back students since the end of last school year,” CSA President Mark Cannizzaro said.
“They must now look staff, parents, and children in the eye and say they have done all they can to provide a safe and quality educational experience, but given the limited resources provided them, this is becoming increasingly difficult.”
Instead, the CSA is hoping that the state Department of Education will step in to map out a solid and safer school reopening plan.
“During this health crisis, school leaders have lost trust and faith in Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza to support them in their immense efforts and provide them with the guidance and staffing they need,” Cannizzaro explained.
“Quite simply, we believe the City and DOE need help from the State Department, and we hope that the mayor soon realizes why this is necessary.”
In-person learning for all elementary school students is expected to begin on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, in-person learning for middle school, high school, secondary schools, transfer schools, adult education, and evening schools are expected to follow on Thursday.