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School Year 2020-21 FAQ

The UFT has compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from members about their safety, rights and benefits during the 2020-21 school year. This FAQ is updated regularly as new information becomes available.


Answers about supplies and building safety needed to reopen schools

Testing & Tracing

Information about COVID-19 testing, policies, and procedures

Instructional Issues

Clarification of teaching roles and responsibilities for both blended and remote learning.


Instructional guidance and materials for the 2020-21 school year

Students with Disabilities

Questions answered regarding special education concerns

Paraprofessionals FAQ

Roles and responsibilities for paraprofessionals this school year

Functional chapter members

Find out more information and guidance for functional chapter members this school year.


Answers to questions about COVID-related leaves, attendance and timekeeping.

Medical Accommodations

How to apply for remote teaching due to health concerns

Additional Questions

More information on other reopening issues