Mass. School Board Votes 8-3 To Move Forward With In-Person Learning Plans


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts school board granted Commissioner Jim Riley the authority to start the process of ending remote and hybrid learning.

The board voted 8-3, and the phased-in-plan for in-person learning will begin April 5 with elementary school students.

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Currently, about 20% of districts are still fully remote, impacting about 400,000 students.

Riley stated in his plan that districts could take an incremental approach “for instance, to first move to a robust hybrid model” if the students have been fully remote.

Parents would have the option for their children to learn remotely through the end of the year.

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