Buffalo Board of Education votes to return some students to class February 1st

Posted at 10:40 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 22:43:47-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Board of Education voted unanimously to bring some students back to the classroom beginning February 1, 2021.

During a virtual meeting Wednesday night, the board voted on Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash's resolution, which would bring back Pre-K to second grade students, as well as high school seniors and selected high needs students.

The resolution also states that "the Board authorizes the Superintendent, at any time, to close either one, multiple, or all schools and return the students and staff at those school(s) to virtual instruction if he, in consultation with medical professionals and officials, determine it to be in the best interests of the safety and well-being of students and staff to do so."

To read the full resolution, click here.

The Buffalo Teachers Federation has expressed concerns regarding returning to the classroom.