State of Our Schools: Mayor Adams rules out remote learning for students of NYC public schools
A remote option for students who attend New York City public schools won't be happening anytime soon, Mayor Eric Adams said in a call between city leaders and local lawmakers Wednesday morning.
State Sen. Jabari Brisport says that Adams told lawmakers that a remote option wouldn't be on the table for at least six months.
Officials say COVID-19 testing was another topic discussed on the call - and that it could change in the future. As of right now, city students have to opt-in for testing.
City Comptroller Brad Lander applauded the mayor being open to change the policy, saying, "We need to scale up testing to keep students and teachers safe and learning."
Teachers say they're also in favor of an immediate policy change.
News 12 reached out to the mayor's office for comment. The call comes a day after students walked out of schools just before noon to protest COVID-19 safety conditions.
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