Last week, Andrea Castellano sent her two kids to school for the first time in 18 months, along with a letter expressing her support for a remote option. 

Castellano – who is a mother of two students in District 32, which encompasses much of Bushwick, and a third grade teacher in District 23 – said she’s worried her children will catch and spread COVID-19 at school. 

Since vaccines still aren’t approved for children under 12, her 10-year-old daughter has to go to school unvaccinated alongside a largely unvaccinated class. Even though Castellano’s 12-year-old is vaccinated, she would still prefer a remote option for him because she said her kids “learned a lot” during remote instruction, and she said there are “loopholes” in the Department of Education’s (DOE) safety measures. 

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Families in Bushwick and around the city, unconvinced by school COVID-19 protocols, want the option to continue remote instruction.

Last week, Andrea Castellano sent her two kids to school for the first time in 18 months, along with a letter expressing her support for a remote option.Castellano – who […]

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