Mayor de Blasio, Chancellor Carranza outline safety pledge for public schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio looked to assure parents Thursday that schools will be safe for children to return to in September.

News 12 Staff

Aug 20, 2020, 2:00 PM

Updated 1,368 days ago

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Mayor Bill de Blasio looked to assure parents Thursday that schools will be safe for children to return to in September.
The mayor outlined a "Back to School Pledge" along with Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza.
"When you look at this pledge, every school will have all personal protective equipment needed, of course for free all the hand sanitizer needed for every classroom, all the masks, we want kids to come to school wearing face coverings, but they'll be there for free for a kid who doesn't have it. Every single day, in every public school building, there'll be a full time nurse. Every school [will] be cleaned every day after school and during the day,” says Mayor de Blasio.
The pledge also states that students will be learning five days a week, no matter what. Now, on the matter of outdoor classes, the mayor says he has been speaking with school officials on maximizing outdoor use and will have more information on that next week.
The mayor also urged New Yorkers to fill out the Census before the Sept. 30 deadline. As incentive the city is doing a census contest in which all New Yorkers that fill it out are eligible to win prizes.
 


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