My office continues to field dozens of phone calls and emails from concerned parents and educators regarding our regions readiness to reopen the schools. Our school districts are doing all they can to put plans in place to keep our children safe, but they need clearer guidance. Safety remains the top priority for everyone, most importantly our children, but school districts need to know that the state will support them. The information they continue to receive from the New York State Department of Education and the Governors office continues to be contradictory and confusing. It is necessary that they are provided with clear guidance as well as the commitment to supply personal protective equipment to keep our students and educators safe as we begin the reopening process.