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Queens Senator to Host Virtual Town Hall on Impact of COVID on NYC Schools

State Sen. John Liu (Facebook)

May 5, 2020 By Allie Griffin

State Sen. John Liu is hosting a virtual town hall next Tuesday for parents, students and teachers about the impact of COVID-19 on New York City schools.

Liu, chairperson of the Senate’s NYC Education Committee, will host the town hall with other members of the committee on Zoom and will also broadcast it live on Facebook on May 12 at 6 p.m.

The two-hour town hall will focus on the performance of the city’s Department of Education (DOE) during the healthcare crisis.

“DOE has accomplished a great deal in unprecedented adversity and still has much to address,” Liu said. “More input and engagement from parents and other people who care about our schools can only result in better outcomes, and we look to facilitate that.”

Parents and educators are invited to speak during the moderated meeting. They should sign up in advance to speak by filling out this form. Speakers are chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Mina Mangru Mangal

My son is asthmatic. When school reopens in Sept,. this virus is still around my child will be at high risk as well as other children in the same situation. This is a major concern. Schools don’t have social distancing and 32 kids in a classroom. Think about it, if you are a parent with little ones. Another concern is over crowding on public transportation when school starts. Especially on buses. This is also flu season. More and more will be at risk and so will my 4 and 6 years old kids and the many more kids and adults that will take public transportation. I have personally met the Senator at my school in Queens. Please reply to my concerns.

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