The Department of Education will reopen New York City middle school buildings on February 25, officials announced Monday.
The decision will enable 60,000 city schools kids to return to their classrooms, according to the DOE.
City Hall resumed classroom instruction for some 3-k, pre-k, and K-5 kids along with a portion of special needs learners on Dec. 7 after all schools were closed several weeks prior due to rising COVID-19 rates.
But hundreds of those buildings have been forced to temporarily shutter since that revival due to coronavirus infections.
About 335,000 of the city’s roughly one million students have opted for in-person instruction this year, however, the vast majority of kids continue to learn on a fully remote basis.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Richard Carranza are expected to elaborate on the middle school reopening at a press conference Monday morning.