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Williamsville Central School District to provide answers "soon"

Posted at 11:09 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 23:34:35-04

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — A new face at the head of the Williamsville Central School District, but the question remains the same. What is happening with students who are enrolled in the fully-remote learning option?

Friday, families learned that remote learning would be postponed indefinitely. Tuesday was the first time parents and students would have the opportunity to have their voices heard by the board of education.

Parents feel lied to about the ability to transfer from the fully-remote option to the hybrid option.

“It was all smoke and mirrors,” said one Williamsville parent. “We fought and won in August and then you took it all away. This is a mistake.”

Families can switch to the hybrid model in October. Worried if they switch to the hybrid model, students would be a month behind, some asked the district to allow their children to switch to the hybrid immediately.

One group of parents asking for transparency, demanding to know how many teachers have been hired, and letting those remote teachers begin teaching immediately.

The acting superintendent suggested answers about remote learning could be ready by the end of the week.

“We'll communicate with you as soon as we have the answers,” said Dr. John McKenna. “We're going to let you know. And it will be soon because you deserve it to know soon.”