JPS Superintendent Expects Schools To Remain Closed For The Rest Of The Year

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JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Public Schools Superintendent says that students will likely continue learning from home for the rest of the school year.

Superintendent Dr. Bret Apthorpe spoke to WNYNewsNow’s Justin Gould during Thursday’s daily broadcast about a new plan to keep students and parents informed as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

Dr. Apthorpe says his administrative team has been planning for the worst, but, hoping for the best.

“Let’s plan on our schools being out for the rest of the school year, let’s reduce people’s anxiety, and whenever the Governor announces the next round of closures we will stay in line,” explained Dr. Apthorpe. “We all hope that we come back to school this school year, although I’m pretty pessimistic, I watch the Governor on your program Justin and listen to him, I don’t see any encouraging data that we will be back so our message is that school buildings are closed but school is open.”

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