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.
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.