NEW YORK, NY — The Council of Schools Supervisors and Administrators, New York City's principals union, has held a vote of no confidence in Mayor Bill de Blasio as students are set to return to in-person learning this week.
The union is asking de Blasio to give control of New York City schools to the state department of education, according to a statement shared by New York Times education reporter Eliza Shapiro on Sunday.
"During this health crisis, school leaders have lost trust and faith in Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza to support them in their immense efforts and provide them with the guidance and staffing they need," reads the statement cited by Shapiro.
The union's declaration comes as about 600,000 students are set to return to in-person school either Tuesday or Thursday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic struck. 90,000 3-K, pre-K and special education students returned to classrooms on Sept. 21.
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