Boston Public Schools Prepare For Hybrid Learning

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Public Schools have implemented several safety measures inside classrooms, as officials try to reassure parents their kids will be safe if they return to school.

BPS students are starting the fall semester remotely, but in October, all students prioritized for in-person learning will return to classrooms two days a week.

On Wednesday, reporters got a preview of how BPS has prepared school buildings for a hybrid learning environment.

Mildred Avenue K-8 in Mattapan is one of many BPS schools that have undergone big changes to get students back in the building; from plexiglass dividers to sanitation foggers.

"The [foggers] will be used to disinfect surfaces throughout our school building every Wednesday, Saturday, and any other time it's deemed necessary," said BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius. "We're also making sure foot traffic is properly marked so they know how to social distance six feet apart."

Schools have renovated the heating and air conditioning systems, although doors and windows will be left open when possible. Students will also rely on water dispensers and cups, since water fountains have been shut off to stem the spread of the virus.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas reports:

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