BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization is weighing-in on reopening plans for the Buffalo Public School District with some ideas of its own.
Ahead of a news conference happening Friday outside City Hall, the group is issuing a list of ideas they believe will help the district better meet the needs of parents, teachers and students in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a written statement, the group says it does not believe the district can move forward without four key things:
- Additional financial support
- COVID-19 testing
- Contact tracing
- A consensus-based plan for reopening
The group believes a full remote learning model is the best solution under current circumstances. They are also pushing for a delayed start to the school year, "to allow teachers and parents the time to get organized and to get training support to succeed in a virtual environment.
We expect to learn more during Friday's news conference at 4:00pm.