NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a Friday deadline for school districts that have not submitted plans for in-person learning.
There are currently 107 school districts that have not submitted a plan for in-person learning.
Any districts that fail to meet the deadline will be unable to provide in-person learning this year.
"There are 107 school districts that have not submitted their plan - for those 107 school districts, how they didn't submit a plan is beyond me. If they don't submit a plan by this Friday, they can't open," Governor Cuomo said.
"The main arbiter here of whether a school district has an intelligent plan to reopen and whether people have confidence in that district's plan: It's going to be the parents and it's going to be the teachers, and that requires discussion, and that's going to be a dialogue," he added.
Cuomo also reminded districts they must complete the three to five public sessions with parents and teachers and post their plans for remote learning, testing and tracing on their website by August 21st to be in compliance with standards established by the State.
"Parents don't have to send their child. The parents are responsible for the health and safety of the child, and they're not going to send the child if they don't believe the plan makes sense," he said.
He added that "a teacher is not going to come back into the classroom if they think the classroom is not safe, and that's right. The school district has to have that dialogue by the 21st to fully comply with our rules."
The list of school districts that have not submitted a plan are:
New Hyde Park
C-V At Ilion-Mohawk Csd
Spencer Van Etten
George Jr Republic
Western Suffolk Boces
Richfield Springs Csd
Edinburg Common Sd