Buffalo Public Schools Going Fully Remote This Fall
WKBW-TV is reporting that in what Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash describes as "the most important recommendation in his career", Wednesday night telling the Buffalo School Board that he is recommending all Buffalo schools start the year remotely.
UPDATE: The Board subsequently voted the unanimous passing of a fully remote opening model to start the school year.
Dr. Cash added that he will examine the effectiveness of the remote plan after 4-6 weeks.
This is an issue that has been on the minds of, administrators, school board members, and parents since the abrupt end to the school year when the pandemic began. The fact that school reopenings across the country have in some instances resulted in closings shortly after has added to the stress.
Remote learning is not the only issue parents will be dealing with in the event the Superintendent's recommendation is acted upon, there is still the issue of childcare for parents to address in the next few weeks.
There will be a press conference on the steps of City Hall scheduled for Thursday morning at 9 a.m. to formally announce the plan.
The first day of school for Buffalo's is September 8th.