19 Monroe County superintendents sign letter asking NYS for better in-person guidance

Updated: March 26, 2021 11:21 PM
Created: March 26, 2021 09:42 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Monroe County school superintendents want answers as they prepare for full-time in-person instruction.

They sent a letter to the governor Friday and the New York State Department of Health asking for better guidance.

Most schools are planning for the 3-foot social distancing guidance recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but they ultimately, want the state's approval. 

Nineteen superintendents signed off on the letter, including Thomas Putnam, superintendent of the Penfield Central School District. It's planning to fully reopen on April 19 using the CDC guidelines. The district expressed its frustration in a letter to parents as well Friday, saying it will reopen regardless.

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