Ossining opens most schools despite 90 staff members unable to work

All schools in Ossining were remote Monday but students will return for in-person learning today except for Ossining High School and Anne Dorner Middle School.

News 12 Staff

Jan 4, 2022, 12:21 PM

Updated 831 days ago

Share:

Like many school districts across the state and the Hudson Valley, Ossining schools are scrambling to keep up with challenges presented by COVID-19.
All schools in Ossining were remote Monday but students will return for in-person learning today except for Ossining High School and Anne Dorner Middle School.
District officials say that, as of Monday evening, 90 staff members were unable to report to work - and that number is expected to rise.
Early this morning, of the Ossining Union Free School District Superintendent Dr. Ray Sanchez said in a statement that the district will “continue to monitor the ability to open our schools.”
Liz Espinoza says in-person learning is better for her 5-year-old kindergartener Valentina. "I think for her age, I think it's important for her to go back to school. I think that the chance for them to get infected is very low," says Espinoza.
The superintendent says a decision on when the high school and Dorner Middle School will return to in-person classes will be made on a day-by-day basis.
Mount Vernon, New Rochelle and Yonkers are among several other districts that are starting the year remote due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.


More from News 12