NEW YORK — Just two days before New York City schools are set to reopen for tens of thousands of elementary school students, the union representing school principals called for state education officials to step in and take the reins from Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose ambitious plan to reopen school buildings has faced fierce opposition.

The Executive Board of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, which represents more than 6,000 school principals and other school leaders, voted unanimously Sunday to declare a vote of “no confidence” in de Blasio, hoping to draw attention to the acute teacher shortages faced by schools across the city.

New York is one of the only major urban school districts to attempt to reopen classrooms. De Blasio has been aggressively pushing the plan, citing the city’s remarkably low infection rate.

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