Boston Teachers Union Sues City Of Boston

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Teachers Union is taking legal action against the City of Boston, after teachers were told to return to the classroom as the positive infection rate in Boston rose above four percent.

The BTU's lawsuit is seeking injunction relief. It says teachers are following the the language that was agreed upon by the City, and if schools revert to remote learning, teachers would also have that option.

Mayor Marty Walsh delayed Boston schools' in-person instruction by a week due to the increasing positivity rate, except for students with the highest needs.

Walsh pointed to the Public Health Commission that said it is safe to continue in-person learning for that small number of high-risk students.

The Teachers Union said the district needs to work with them to develop a safe scheduling plan that ensures appropriate staffing.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas reports:

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