Good Question: When would the school year actually start?

Brennan Somers
Updated: July 31, 2020 06:44 AM
Created: July 31, 2020 06:31 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — As districts’ plans are due to the state on Friday and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to make a decision on reopening next week, some are wondering when the school year will actually start.

If the governor gives our local districts the okay to reopen, they are trying to build in more time to get classrooms ready for students. Schools that had planned to bring students back before Labor Day may wait until after the holiday weekend.


Look at Penfield Central School District for example.

Their initial plans state that the Tuesday after Labor Day is the new opening day, pending Board of Education approval. They'll use those other early days to train teachers for the new rules, put up new signs, and prep buildings for social distancing.

Regardless of when they start, schools will still have to meet the 180-day requirement with the new schedules.

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