Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Three weeks in to the school year, the Buffalo Public School District is looking at when and how it can welcome students back for in-person learning.
Superintendent Kriner Cash is expected to detail a timeline for returning to school buildings during a Board of Education meeting on October 7. Students in the district are currently learning 100% remotely.
"We will still give parents the option of having their students remain on complete remote learning for the first semester, so it's not an either/or," said Darren Brown Hall, Chief of Staff for the District. "Dr. Cash will be addressing that on October 7 with what students may be returning to the classroom first."
The return to school buildings will rely on a number of different factors including, but not limited to, the spread of COVID in the city.
"We want to make sure that we're not creating any sort of spreading event in the school," Hall said. "We have all the necessary PPE. The masks, disinfecting wipes, gallons and gallons of hand sanitizer. We want to make sure the rates in Buffalo remain low."
Brown Hall said that there has not been a positive case among the teachers who have been in school buildings. Some teachers currently are going in to school buildings two days a week.