Yonkers schools welcome students back in-person 4 days a week beginning Monday
Public school students in Yonkers will be returning to in-person learning Monday following months of being taught from home.
Yonkers Superintendent Edwin Quezada announced the decision to move to a 4 days a week schedule for in-person instruction in March.
The decisions came after a unanimous vote from the Yonkers Board of Education and pushback from local parents and students.
In a letter to parents, Quezada outlined what the return to school will be like, including bus capacity of 50%, school auditoriums abiding by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and desktop barriers being installed when social distancing is not plausible.
The letter also says that parents and student who want to be fully remote can still do so, but they also have the option to opt in when they are ready.
The Yonkers Federation of Teachers say while it's happy progress is being made, when it comes to student's education - we can't let our guard down with health.
The union is calling for guidelines that will allow COVID-19 testing data to be made public, and that teachers at a higher risk for COVID-19 be granted medical accommodations.