Richard Carranza warns principals to prepare for NYC schools shutdown
Chancellor Richard Carranza warned principals late Thursday to prepare for another shutdown of in-person learning at all New York City schools.
“Out of an abundance of caution, and to keep our school communities safe, I am asking all schools to be prepared for a brief time of fully remote learning, system-wide,” Carranza wrote in an email obtained by The Post.
“And while no decision has been made about a system-wide transition to remote learning, as every great school leader knows, we must be prepared for every scenario,” he added.
The chancellor offered nearly a dozen tips on “contingency planning” to “prepare for a scenario where all students are learning remotely.”
His message came after a similar warning from Mayor Bill de Blasio earlier in the day.
As of Thursday, the city’s rolling seven-day average was 2.6 percent. De Blasio has previously said he’d close down the nation’s largest school system if that number hits 3 percent.
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