Despite saying he needed to sit down with the academics union to debate a short lived distant studying possibility amid the Omicron outbreak and low pupil attendance charges, Mayor Eric Adams vowed Friday that the Big Apple’s public faculties will stay open.
“Schools are not closing,” Adams advised reporters at an unrelated press convention in Queens. “Let’s be very clear on that.
“I’m just amazed that no one is commending us on what we have accomplished,” he added. “This is not Chicago. We are working with the UFT” — the politically highly effective academics union.
The head of the United Federation of Teachers, Michael Mulgrew, has prompt in latest days that employees shortages attributable to huge wave of sickness introduced by the hyper-contagious however far much less much less lethal Omicron variant might finally pressure a return to distant studying.
However, Schools Chancellor David Banks has mentioned it will take months to get an improved distant studying system again up and working.