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Friday, May 1, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Orders All Schools and Colleges To Remain Closed Through The End of the Academic Year

Finally Governor Andrew Cuomo did what everyone knew he would but also knew that he had to leverage his power in New York above that of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who told everyone in a press conference that all NYC schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year.

See here:
New York City Educators Need To Protest the Opening of Schools and Re-Starting 3020-a Hearings

NYC v Cuomo: NYC Public Schools Will Remain Closed Through the End of June 2020..or, Maybe They Will Re-Open

Yeysterday I heard that there will be no 3020-a hearings in the month of May, so the month of June is still a question. As NYSUT almost always conducts pre-hearings over the telephone, if you have been charged and have a NYSUT Attorney representing you, contact your attorney by phone and email that you want/don't want your hearing to proceed at this time. This is your choice. Send your choice to your attorney via email, to preserve your rights.

If you have received 3020-a disciplinary charges, please contact me at with the email heading "3020-a". I am currently rounding up data on how many cases are proceeding anyway, old or new, despite schools being closed. 

My clients and Advocatz are declining to pursue attending the hearings at 100 Gold because of safety concerns. NYSUT and the DOE seem to want to put their speedy trial timelines above health. We are not agreeing to this. 

These guys need to grow up and start caring about the human beings they control.

Betsy Combier,
Editor, NYC Rubber Room Reporter
Editor, New York Court Corruption
Editor, National Public Voice
Editor, NYC Public Voice
Editor, Inside 3020-a Teacher Trials 

Cuomo: Schools and colleges to remain closed through end of academic year

By Newsday Staff
Updated May 1, 2020 12:28 PM

New York schools and colleges will remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday.

Cuomo had ordered schools statewide to be shut in mid-March. He later extended that closure to May 15.

A decision on summer school will be made by the end of this month, Cuomo said.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had said last month that the city's public schools would be closed through the end of the academic year. But at the time, Cuomo pushed back, saying such a decision would have to be made in coordination with the entire metropolitan area.

De Blasio said Friday, "The governor understands that I fundamentally believe it is not safe to bring back New York City public schools for this academic year, period."

Cuomo on Friday also reported an additional 289 COVID-19 deaths in the state.