State will allow in-person special education over summer

Staff Reports Posted 7 June 2020 at 4:15 pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday issued an executive order allowing necessary in-person special education instruction this summer.

The New York State Association of Counties issued a statement, praising the decision by Cuomo.

“On behalf of the 62 counties of New York, which provide for and fund summer school special education services, the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) applauds Governor Cuomo for allowing in-person special education services to continue this summer,” said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario. “These in-person services are particularly important for students who have been acutely affected by the closure of in-classroom schooling since March.”

NYSAC also applauded Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro for his direct efforts to persuade the Governor to enable these services.

“County Executive Molinaro has worked tirelessly for special needs children and has a championed a ThinkDIFFERENTLY! Campaign,” Acquario said. “The County Executive’s efforts are making a positive difference for thousands of children and their families across the state.”

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