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Schools throughout the Hudson Valley contemplate going full remote as cases increase

Some school districts in the Hudson Valley are talking about the possibility of going fully-remote with coronavirus cases on the rise and the holiday travel season right around the corner.

News 12 Staff

Nov 14, 2020, 3:12 AM

Updated 1,312 days ago

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Some school districts in the Hudson Valley are talking about the possibility of going fully-remote with coronavirus cases on the rise and the holiday travel season right around the corner.
The North Rockland Central School District released a letter to families this week saying they are "seriously considering implementing a 'Holiday Pause' of in-person instruction and shifting to a fully-remote learning model starting on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, and returning to Hybrid 2.0 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021."
The decision will be announced Monday.
Ossining Schools Superintendent Raymond Sanchez says his district has not made a decision.
"To be honest, we've all talked about it. I think throughout the region, we're, you know, day by day trying to measure what's happening locally within our region and hopefully trying to get even further guidance from the governor's office and the Department of Health," said Sanchez.
White Plains Superintendent Joseph Ricca says they want to remain open, but says anything is on the table.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that the state doesn't require schools to close unless the region's infection rate rises above 9%, using a 7-day average. As of now, the Mid-Hudson region is at 3.2%.
Cuomo says infection rates in schools have been very low across the state.


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