'Our schools are ready': Chancellor Porter reaffirms COVID preparations are in place

A fun afternoon is planned for students at P.S. 294 The Walton Avenue School Thursday in the Bronx.

News 12 Staff

Aug 19, 2021, 11:24 AM

Updated 973 days ago

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A fun afternoon is planned for students at P.S. 294 The Walton Avenue School Thursday in the Bronx.
Chancellor Meisha Porter will be visiting the school Thursday afternoon, taking a dance lesson with students, and reflecting with them on the projects they have done this summer.
As the school prepares for the first day of the new school year, many educators and state leaders are debating whether masks should be required in school.
Incoming Gov. Kathy Hochul says a mask mandate is likely for New York schools as she met with the chancellor Wednesday.
Earlier this week, the chancellor attempted to ease the concerns of parents saying, "We know how eager families are and how tough it can seem to get a handle on things in a changing landscape. So, we've hosted open houses for any parents that want to come in early, see the schools, talk to the principal. Talk to the teachers. We're letting them know that things are good, and our schools are ready."
Mayor Bill de Blasio has said that masks will be required in schools come the first day of school.


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