Tue Jul 14, 2020 | Cliff Schneider | Charter School Insights, Covid-19, Education
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.
Wed Jul 8, 2020 | Cliff Schneider | Charter School Insights, Covid-19, General
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.
Tue Jul 7, 2020 | Cliff Schneider | Charter School Insights, Covid-19
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 governs the meetings of the boards of certain public bodies, including charter schools.