Bronx lawmakers call on city, schools to implement remote learning option


As New York families prepare to start the school year on Sept. 13, a pair of lawmakers from the north and northwest Bronx are calling for a remote learning option to accommodate students who are medically unable or ineligible to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic.

New York City Councilman Eric Dinowitz and New York State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz have sent a joint letter to city Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor Meisha Porter requesting that a centralized remote learning option be made available solely for students who are either too young to be vaccinated or have legitimate medical reasons to not be vaccinated, such as those who are undergoing chemotherapy or who have compromised immune systems.