State Public Schools Stay Closed Through Semester
While Northern New York as a region may see some public re-opening when the Pause order runs out on May 15, New York State's public schools will remain closed for the remainder of the spring semester.
Governor Andrew Cuomo made the much awaited announcement on the state's public schools this morning but was unable to match the potentially good news for the business sector earlier in the week.
The Governor went on to stay that a decision on summer school will be made on May 15 along with decision on whether to loose or continue the stay-at-home order.
"Schools by definition have higher density. The decisions on education are obviously critically important," said Governor Cuomo who went on to say that distance learning and food deliveries by schools would continue.
Cuomo refrained from speaking on the fall semester at state public schools saying the fall is a long way away but did say that schools and colleges should begin planning for fall. Those plans must be approved by the state before the high schools and colleges could open.