Teachers Union, Medical Experts, Elected Officials, and Parent and Community Groups: Individual Schools Deemed Unsafe Must Remain Closed

Teachers Union, Medical Experts, Elected Officials, and Parent and Community Groups: Individual Schools Deemed Unsafe Must Remain Closed
United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew, joined by medical experts, elected officials, and parent and community representatives, on Wednesday announced a sweeping program of safety reviews, testing protocols and other features designed to protect the health of students and staff in reopening school buildings.
The UFT is urging all parents to opt for remote learning until the Department of Education notifies them their children’s schools meet the procedural and testing standards that are part of the union’s School Safety Report — even if it means delays in the opening of some schools.

“While our members want to be back in their classrooms, the safety of our students, their families and our staff comes first,” said Mulgrew. “Working with medical experts, we have created a set of health and safety standards we will apply to every building. Any school that fails to meet these guidelines should be off-limits to children, parents and teachers until the problems are corrected.”

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