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NEW YORK CITY (WABC) – As New York’s public schools move closer to reopening in-person learning, much of the success will depend heavily on schools that keep the COVID infection rate under control. , public schools can only remain open if the COVID positivity rate remains below 3%.To stay informed, you can follow ABC7’s NYC COVID-19 Positivity Rate Tracker.

Here are some basics about back to school to keep you up to date with students returning to school:

Progressive approach:

Mayor Bill de Blasio said there will be a gradual reopening that will occur in levels over the next two weeks.

– On Monday, September 21, 3-K, pre-kindergarten and preschool education sites will open, including District 75 for Special Education.

– Tuesday, September 29, K-5 and K-8 schools will reopen.

– Thursday, October 1, middle and high schools, high schools, transfers / schools for adults will reopen.

Additional educators:

The mayor of Blasio also announced that the city is adding 2,500 more educators. Last week, the city added 2,000 more teachers for an immediate total of 4,500 more teachers.

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For complete information on the city’s school reopening plan, you can visit the New York City Department of Education website.

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