Somerville Schools Starting With Fully Remote Learning In The Fall

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Schools in Somerville will not be holding in-person classes in the fall. Learning will be completely virtual as concerns grow over another coronavirus surge.

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.

Read More: Rhode Island No Longer On Massachusetts' Lower Risk State List

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

Follow WBZ NewsRadio: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | iHeartmedia App

(Photo: Getty Images)

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content