Contrary to some people’s belief, school is NOT "out" in New York State or locally.  As students continue to learn and teachers continue to teach from home, Governor Andrew Cuomo is even taking away some time off that was supposed to take place next week


Schools have been directed to remain in session through what would have been the spring break to maintain instruction and structure for students.  School meal programs are also directed to continue. 

Districts were informed of the directive this week and told they must continue to provide instruction, meals for students and child care for essential workers through April 14.  Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier said the statewide closing of schools would continue through April 15.  Most schools in the Southern Tier were already scheduled to be out of their buildings through April 13.

Under the latest directive, school budget votes are delayed to June.

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