Efforts to get kids back in school’s continue….
But will have to wait for virus numbers to keep dropping and vaccine’s becoming more widespread….
New York City public schools will come back “full strength” this fall, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday morning.
The comment, made on MSNBC, was in response to a question about a report that the city’s largest teacher’s labor union doubts schools can fully reopen in-person for the coming school year.
“Oh, we’re coming back in September, full strength, I don’t have a doubt in my mind,” de Blasio said.
De Blasio cited coronavirus vaccination goals set by President Joe Biden’s administration, the city’s capacity to administer the shots and the forthcoming vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson.
De Blasio said he hopes to reopen middle and high schools — which have been closed since last year — soon, but gave no timeline….