State To Allow In-Person Special Education This Summer

This article originally appeared in Disability Scoop by Rebeka Humbrecht on June 9, 2020.


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — After pressure from parents around the state, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Friday evening that will allow necessary in-person special education to resume this summer.

School districts will be expected to follow all state and federal guidance. In the tweet announcing the order, he did not express what those guidelines would be. In the tweet, the governor implied that it would be up to each district to decide if it wanted to participate in programming. Staten Islanders have been pushing for special education programs to resume for a few months.