Local parents demand answers about how school will reopen | WHEC.com

Local parents demand answers about how school will reopen

Updated: June 25, 2020 06:22 PM
Created: June 25, 2020 05:57 PM

PENFIELD, N.Y. (WHEC) — Local parents are demanding answers as to what will happen with schools in the fall. 

They rallied Thursday afternoon outside of the Penfield Administrative Offices, where Dr. Thomas Putnam serves as the president of the Monroe County Council of superintendents. 

Their mission is to get answers from state and local officials about whether or not kids will be able to return to school come September. 

Planning for childcare, childrens' mental health and special services like speech therapy and occupational therapy were among their top concerns.

"We're being told as parents from the school district that they need those guidelines in order to start planning,” parent Christina Higley said. “It's going to be detrimental to our community if we don't start to get some answers." 

Dr. Putnam says he empathizes with their concerns as he awaits guidelines from the state.

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