BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — In-person learning has been delayed for dozens of schools districts across Massachusetts.
Of the 74 school districts that have requested a waiver from the state to delay full-time in-person learning, more than four dozen districts have been approved.
Boston Public Schools is among the districts that have been approved. That means K-8 will remain with a hybrid model until April 26.
Worcester Public Schools has also had their request approved. Full-time in-person learning for the district has been delayed until May 3.
The delay is so that school districts have more time to prepare buildings and to make sure most teachers and staff are vaccinated.
The State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education denied a delay request for six school districts because they wanted to continue their hybrid model for the rest of the school year, as well as keep one day fully remote.
DESE required schools to have full-time in-person learning for elementary students by April 5 and by April 28 for middle school students. A date has not been set for high school students.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports