Cuomo Claims Shen Missed Deadline; Parents Miffed
Parents of students in the Shenendehowa School District are confused and somewhat bewildered following an announced by the Governor on Monday. He claims that Shen was on the list of schools that didn't submit their plans for in-person learning by the deadline of July 31st. The school district took to social media on Monday to refute the claims, even showing visual proof that they not only submitted the proposal, but that it was accepted. So what gives?
Parents of students showed a range of emotion ranging from frustration to anger. One parent, Hollie Marie wrote on the Shen School District Facebook page, "Okay,so you are showing proof that it was submitted-BUT, why is it on that list AND what does that mean for us & our children, as a district?" All legit questions, so what exactly does it mean?
"Okay,so you are showing proof that it was submitted-BUT, why is it on that list AND what does that mean for us & our children, as a district?" - Shen parent
When challenged by the Governor that they did not submit their proposal, the school took screenshots of visual proof that shows otherwise along with with this statement:
"Shenendehowa submitted its plan on July 29 to both NYS Education Department and NYS Health Department as well as the NY Forward Business Safety Plan on July 15. Please see confirmation pages (in the screenshot )below"
Another parent, Sadia Ahmed wrote this on the Shen Facebook page, the "Governor also said the plan has to be smart to get green light for reopening. Is Shen's plan smart enough?"
The school has yet to publicly respond to either of the comments or questions by Hollie or Sadia.