Boston Prepares To Reopen 28 Schools For High-Need Students

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — More students in Boston are returning to the classroom as the school district gets ready to reopen over two-dozen schools for those with the highest-needs.

On Monday, 28 schools are going to be open for students with significant and complex disabilities, including those learning English.

The Boston Globe reports about 1,700 high-needs students are returning to the classroom.

Before this, less than 200 were allowed back to school in one form or another.

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In a letter to staff, Superintendent Brenda Cassellius says more students need access to in-person learning and the district is working on a plan for 2021.

Cassellius adds they're working to increase safety measures for teachers and expand access to testing.

The Boston Teachers Union is expected to have a meeting on Tuesday night to address concerns about what it calls a rushed announcement and turnaround.

Among the 28 schools reopening next week are Boston Green Academy, Brighton High School, East Boston High, and Blackston Innovation School.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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