RCSD preparing for distance learning long-term if necessary

Updated: March 24, 2020 11:23 PM
Created: March 24, 2020 09:51 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester City School District is preparing to learn at home long-term, if it comes to that.

During Tuesday night's board meeting, which was held via video conference, Superintendent Terry Dade briefed families and members of the board on what's available to families and what the district is working on.


Right now, there are online learning resources and paper learning packets.

Instruction for students with special needs is available.

And there's a hotline for families to call with questions at 585-262-8700 and a page on RCSD’s website dedicated to COVID-19 information.

A long term plan for classes would not kick in until after spring break.

"We'll be ready, we'll present the plan, it will be phenomenal, and we'll be able to rock and roll with the blessing of NYSUT, the governor's office, along with the board of education with regards to how to tackle this if we move to a long-term plan," Dade said.

Right now, the district is operating under the assumption that they will return on April 1. 

They are waiting for the state to say otherwise. 

Either way, the 2021 budget will be presented on April 7. 

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