Tue Jul 14, 2020 | | Charter School Insights, Covid-19, Education

New York State Education Department Releases Guidelines for the Re-Opening of Schools


At its meeting yesterday, the New York State Education Department presented the New York State Board of Regents with a framework and guidance (the “NYSED Framework”) school districts and school districts must follow when developing guidelines for re-opening their physical facilities and operate them during the continuing COVID-19 Pandemic.  The Regents also approved another set of emergency regulations to facilitate learning during the Pandemic.   

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Wed Jul 8, 2020 | | Charter School Insights, Covid-19, General

Re-Opening Schools in New York City– Board of NYC Department of Health Votes to Re-Open Day Care Centers; Mayor De Blasio and Chancellor Carranza Unveil plans to re-open New York City Department of Education Schools in September


After originally issuing an order on April 3, 2020 closing New York City-based pre-school and daycare programs in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and related federal, New York State and New York City emergency declarations, and then shortly after the first order issuing a modified order on April 5, 2020, in response to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.4 and 202.11 requiring provisions for care for the children of first responders and health care workers as well as the desire to provide care for children of essential workers which closed all but 125 of the more than 3,000 child care programs and pre-schools in New York City, yesterday, the Board of the NYC Department of Health voted in favor of re-opening all NYC child care programs and pre-schools beginning July 13, 2020.   

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Tue Jul 7, 2020 | | Charter School Insights, Covid-19

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.48 Issued on July 6, 2020, Extends the Suspension of Certain Open Meetings Law Requirements


Yesterday, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.48 in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. This order, amongst other things, extended through August 5, 2020, Executive Order 202.1 and its subsequent orders pertaining to Article 7 of the Public Officers Law- the Open Meetings Law (“OML”) which govern the meetings of the boards of certain public bodies, including charter schools.

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