• The Star Staff

New York City will again delay start of in-person classes for most students

By Eliza Shapiro

New York City public schools will no longer start in-person classes for all students Monday, officials said Thursday.

Instead, the city will phase students back into classrooms on a rolling basis, starting with the youngest children, who will report to schools next week. Students in pre-K classes and students with advanced special needs will return Monday.

On Sept. 29, elementary schools will open, and middle and high schools will open Oct. 1.

The sudden shift comes just three days before the nation’s largest school district was set to reopen. It is the second time that Mayor Bill de Blasio has delayed the start of in-person classes, which were originally set to begin Sept. 10.

The mayor is expected to announce more details later Thursday.

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