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Cuomo: No Classroom Summer School, Distance Learning to Avoid Virus Risks

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday that summer school will be conducted through distance learning this summer to reduce the risk of spread COVID-19. Meal programs and child care services for essential employees will continue. School districts must also develop a plan for students with disabilities who participate in extended summer school programs over the summer to ensure they receive instruction.

The state will make a determination on the fall semester and issue guidelines in June so schools and colleges can start to plan for a number of scenarios. K-12 schools and colleges will submit plans for approval to the state in July.