Buffalo Public Schools preparing return to classrooms

Posted at 9:59 PM, Nov 04, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Public Schools are prepping for the return of students to classrooms.

During a BPS Board of Education meeting Wednesday night, Superintendent Kriner Cash discussed the reopening plan for the district. He stated that the district could be ready to bring back some students before the Thanksgiving break, however a date was not officially set.

Administrators from each school were asked to develop a plan for students to return. During the meeting, the board discussed plans for Highgate Heights Elementary School and East Community High School, as exemplary plans.

According to Dr. Cash, students and staff would return in phases. The first group would include 100 students at each school, along with the staff to support them. The students asked to return would be decided by the school, according to the discussion.

Dr. Cash said during the meeting that he is paying attention to this most recent rise in COVID-19 case numbers in Erie County.

"I can't guarantee zero risk. There will be risk," said Dr. Cash.

More information can be found on the district's website as it becomes available.