City and school officials do say that in-person instruction is the best thing for students, but they don’t believe that can be done without major safety components in place. This includes a surveillance COVID-19 testing plan for students and staff.
Mayor Joe Curtatone said school will start this fall with a remote learning model and will return to in-person learning when it is safe to do so.
“It’s a scenario where all kids are back at school at the same time every day, which is a scenario, quite frankly, I don’t think anyone with the least amount of commonsense could imagine possible and safe,” Mayor Curtatone told WBZ NewsRadio two weeks ago.
The school district said it is working partners who provide youth services in the hopes of supporting the social-emotional needs of students.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports