The Buffalo Board of Education announced that it is moving forward with a plan to bring some students back into classrooms within weeks according to a story aired on WIVB-TV.

According to a resolution released by Buffalo Public Schools Wednesday night, the board has authorized School Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash to bring students back starting February 1.

In a unanimous vote, the Board approved a plan to welcome students in Pre-K through second grade, high school seniors, and certain students with high-level needs.

The resolution states that students will be able to attend classes in-person as long as it is safe to do so and that Dr. Cash will still have the ability to close any school at any time.

“We want our students to be in school," Dr. Cash said. "We miss our students. We love and miss all of our staff.”

Additional students may come back at a later date if the school district believes it will be safe to let them in.

Dr. Cash also announced that nearly 400 children in Buffalo have tested positive for COVID-19 since November 1st, despite the fact that schools have been fully remote. He added that this past November saw the greatest spike in staff cases.

Students in the district have not been attending classes in-person for nearly one year.

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