After Delay, Boston Public Schools Returning To In-Person Learning Monday


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's been a while since Boston Public School students were in the classroom and on Monday morning, Boston students in kindergarten through eighth grade return to in-person learning.

March 2020 was the last time BPS students were in the classroom full-time.

Most elementary and middle schools in the state re-opened several weeks ago, but Boston was one the many school districts that asked for a little more time.

Seventy districts in the state received a three-week waiver to delay the start of in-person learning.

Well, now that time is up, and the doors are open for in-person learning.

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Last week, Boston Acting Mayor Kim Janey offered advice for districts returning to the classroom.

"For all grades, we must remain vigilant to prevent the spread of Covid-19 by encouraging our students and staff to wear masks, wash their hands and maintain social distance," said Janey.

As for the high school kids, Janey encourages students 16 and older to get their Covid vaccine with permission from their parents.

Boston is sending mobile vaccination teams to Mattapan, Dorchester, and South Boston this week.

Districts without that waiver must bring students in grades sixth through eight back to in-person learning on Wednesday.

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) Reports:

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