The school year is just about a month and a half away, but the planning is already underway to welcome back kids into schools throughout the Capital Region.

In Warren County, superintendents from across the region, along with the BOCES superintendent and Senator Dan Stec, were all on hand to advocate for clearer reopening guidelines from the state ahead of the start of school in September.

All of the leaders say the state needs to clear up confusion when it comes to things like social distancing guidelines, masking requirements and also capacity on the school bus.

They say it's frustrating because teachers within their districts cannot submit their master plans for the school year without knowing what the new state guidance will be.

"We understand that we have to have safety measures and health measures in place to keep our kids safe. Obviously the safety of our students and staff are of the utmost importance. But just as important, is having our kids in school everday so that we can meet our primary function which is to educate our students," said John Goralski, Warrensburg Central School District superintendent.

There is currently no timetable for when the state education department will send out updated guidance.