Yonkers SD teachers say they're relieved district is starting school remotely

The Yonkers Teacher Union has expressed concerns about sending students and staff back into the classroom next month, which is why they say they are relieved the district is starting the year remotely.

News 12 Staff

Aug 20, 2020, 9:03 PM

Updated 1,369 days ago

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The Yonkers Teacher Union has expressed concerns about sending students and staff back into the classroom next month, which is why they say they are relieved the district is starting the year remotely.
Samantha Rosado Ciriello has been a teacher in Yonkers for the past 25 years. She says Thursday's school board decision to begin the school year on Oct. 5 using a hybrid model was a difficult, but necessary decision.
"The teachers are relieved that the district is making a responsible decision at this point in time, to make sure that the safety protocols are in place to welcome students back," said Ciriello. "The teachers and school buildings need to time to prepare the classrooms, perfect the remote instruction and make sure the health and safety protocols are in place to welcome students back."
On Sept. 8, students will begin remote learning from home. Then on Oct. 5, the hybrid model will take effect.
Safety protocols are still being fine-tuned in every school in the district. Classrooms are being rearranged to limit the number of kids in each class and desks, and chairs will be placed to ensure social distancing.


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