Elementary Students Statewide Return To Full-Time Classroom Learning

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Most of the state's elementary schools are now back to full-time learning in classrooms.

The students were required to return on Monday as the latest part of the state's school reopening plan. Desks in classrooms will need to be placed three feet apart to help maintain social distancing. Parents are not required to return their children to full-time in-person learning, but without a waiver, all school districts must at least offer the option.

58 school districts across the Commonwealth have received permission from the state to delay their full-time, in person reopening. These districts include some of the largest school systems in the state, including Boston and Worcester.

There were 1,045 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state's school systems reported on Thursday in the latest Department of Education report. 801 of the cases were from students, and 244 of the cases were from staff. COVID-19 cases in the state's schools have been steadily rising for the last month

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