Coronavirus Guidance & Resources

NYSED:

Governor’s Office:

March 29: Includes the extension of school closures; allows school districts, to the extent necessary, to pay for the cost of child care services; and postpones school district budget (also library boards and village elections) votes to June 1, 2020. Read in full here.

March 28: This EO addresses: the delay of presidential and any special elections to April 28 and permits one support person (without fever) to be in attendance with a patient giving birth. Read in full here.

March 27: The directive contained in Executive Order 202.4 related to the closure of schools statewide shall hereafter be modified to provide that all schools shall remain closed until April 15, 2020, at which time the continued closure shall be re-evaluated. No school shall be subject to a diminution in school aid due to failure to meet the 180 day in session requirement as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak … Read in full here.

March 23: Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

March 20: Updated 180-Day Requirements

Pursuant to Executive Order 202.4 issued on March 16, 2020, any closure during the period of March 18, 2020 through March 31, 2020 of a public school district (including Special Act School Districts) or charter school will satisfy the requirements for a waiver of the usually required reduction in monies payable to public school districts and charter schools under Education Law section 3604. Such waiver shall not be granted if such closure extends beyond March 31, 2020, unless otherwise directed by the Governor.

The requirement under Commissioner’s Regulations 200.7(b)(5) and 200.20(a)(6) to operate for not less than 180 days during the 10 month school year shall not apply to any closure during the period of March 18, 2020 through March 31, 2020 of a nonpublic school with an approved special education program subject to articles 81 and/or 89 of the education law, state supported school pursuant to article 85 of the education law, or approved preschool Special Class and Special Class in an Integrated Setting program pursuant to section 4410 of the education law.

March 20: Governor Cuomo Signs the ‘New York State on PAUSE’ Executive Order

March 19: Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

March 18: Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

March 18: Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

March 16: Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

March 14: Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

March 12: Executive Order: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

US Department of Education

CDC:

Other:

Coronavirus: Multilingual Resources for Schools

Responding to Coronavirus: A Downloadable Guide for Schools – Education Week

Brookings Webcast, MARCH 11: How should schools prepare for a coronavirus outbreak?

Guidance from the Healthy Schools Network on cleaning for healthy schools.

Spectrum to offer free internet access to students sent home

 

MEMBER ALERT – If you are concerned about district policies and/or protocols regarding the Coronavirus/infectious diseases and their possible conflict with your collective bargaining agreement, please do not hesitate to contact the SAANYS Legal Department at 518-782-0600.