At Dutchess BOCES, our primary commitment is to the students and families we serve. Administrators have been developing our School Reopening Plan since May. It defines clear guidance for the reopening of our schools and aligns with the regulations developed in collaboration with New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
The plan addresses what needs to be done to reopen schools safely and to sustain their safe operation. It is important to note that our plan will have a strong focus on our students' social emotional needs as well as academic instruction to enhance student performance and to address learning loss.
To be clear, the health and safety of our students, our staff, and their families is our top priority. This plan is subject to change based on current conditions and guidance from the State Education Department and the Governor's Office.