I cover education for The Buffalo News, where I have been a reporter since 1993.
While the numbers are still low, even one confirmed case in a school is enough to make parents uneasy about putting their children on the bus.
From Springville to Ken-Ton, schools districts in the area are dealing with delays in acquiring devices for students who are learning remotely during the pandemic.
Health officials acknowledged Monday those guidelines may continue to change as they try to manage Covid-19 cases in the schools.
Two cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Amherst Central School District, providing a glimpse of what’s in store for schools around the region.
Westminster Community Charter School, which reopened with a hybrid model of learning, has confirmed a student at the school has tested positive.
The past two days of Buffalo schools' fully remote instruction hasn’t been without frustration for students and parents.
For some, day one amid the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic went well. For others, it was a rough start to an uncertain year ahead.
Buffalo Public Schools started the first day of classes remotely on Tuesday and there were problems right out of the gate.
"The Williamsville School Board was unaware of Dr. Scott Martzloff’s decision to delay the start of school for remote learners," the board said in a statement Saturday.