'We have over 20 positive cases.'- Teachers, UFT reps call for remote learning option
A United Federation of Teachers representative and special education teacher, Jo Marcellero, who works at PS 186X tells News 12 they are “terrified” each day going to work.
"We have over 20 positive cases at my school,” said Marcellero.
These numbers led the Department of Education to launch an investigation into the school’s ability to stay open.
The DOE says that investigation is ongoing at this time.
This is why teachers and other UFT reps are also calling for remote learning options for students.
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams agreed, releasing a statement saying, “They should begin preparations now in case a remote option should be necessary after the holidays and follow the recommendation of incoming Comptroller Brad Lander to test students and educators ahead of a post-holiday return to classrooms."