Reopen NY: Yonkers schools expand in-person learning

YONKERS, Westchester County (WABC) -- Starting today, the number of days for in-person learning expanded in Yonkers Public Schools.

After an outcry from parents, the school board voted unanimously to send kids back to school 4 days a week.

Students who opt in will learn from home on Wednesdays only.

This is the state's fourth largest school district, with 25,000 students.

Nearly 50% of students have returned to class, and more are expected to opt in over the coming months.

Those who want to continue learning remotely can still do so, of course.

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The transition is designed to ensure the health and safety of every individual in school buildings,



Bus capacity is limited at 50%, with school auditoriums abiding by CDC guidelines that require students will remain 3 feet apart.



Desktop barriers are in place when social distancing is not possible.

Wednesday will be a deep cleaning day in the district.

Also headed back today, students in Newark, New Jersey. Those students are returning after a year.

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