Private Schools Private Schools May Push To Reopen Even If Public Schools Stay Closed By J.D. Allen • Jun 29, 2020 Courtesy of Pixabay Listen Listening... / 1:03 New York Governor Cuomo says in-person teaching is at risk if the coronavirus continues to spread in other states. At the same time, some small private schools want to be excluded from the state’s one-size-fits-all policy for reopening schools. Contentious Plan Would Increase Regents’ Oversight Of New York Private Schools By J.D. Allen • Sep 5, 2019 Mike Groll / AP The New York State Board of Regents is expected to decide in October whether to allow local public school officials to have the final say over education at private schools.