• reopening 2020


Reopening the Buffalo Public Schools

  • As we plan for a safe and successful 2020-2021 school year in these unprecedented times, we have approached this work thoughtfully, collaboratively and with an enormous sense of responsibility for the health and well-being of our students, families, and staff. We are also planning in a sea of uncertainty. The coronavirus itself and guidelines and policies from health agencies continue to evolve. That means we must be flexible in our ability to plan for and adapt to changing circumstances as smoothly and quickly as needed to support uninterrupted learning for students.


    In developing this plan, community input and engagement guided our decision making. To be clear, this current plan may change, maybe even many times before and after the new school year begins based on guidance we receive concerning the appropriate response to the virus. We will remain in daily contact with our health agency partners and elected officials to stay informed of the latest updates. We will continually receive and analyze data and feedback to make the most informed decisions and provide routine updates to our BPS community.


Reopening Plans

Important Dates

  • July 31 - Submission of Reopening Plans to New York State and share with families

    By August 7 – Governor Cuomo announces decision regarding school reopenings for NYS