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Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization weighs in on reopening plans

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 10:54:19-04

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.