Mary B. Pasciak
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The expanded capacity, up from 50%, will apply to restaurants in the state outside of New York City, where capacity will remain at 35%.
The steps taken by the district "adequately address recommendations made by clinicians that advise in-person learning can occur without threat of significant transmission of the virus," State Supreme Court Justice Emilio Colaiacovo wrote in his decision.
Two months passed before Buffalo Public Schools acknowledged the Buffalo Teachers Federation's request for information on what steps the district had taken to protect its students and staff from Covid-19, according to the union's lawsuit.
Students and parents spent Friday anxiously awaiting a legal action to block the much-anticipated return to the classroom for city public school students.
“What teachers are telling us is that the conditions are still unsafe in the schools,” said Philip Rumore, president of the teachers union.
When school reopened in September, educators sought to strike a balance between “no harm” grading policies and the need to hold students accountable for learning.