WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — In Worcester, on Monday morning, elementary and middle school students returned to the classroom for full time in-person learning.
Worcester is the second largest school district in the state and is one of the last to bring students back to the classroom full time.
The district was one of many in the state that applied for and received a waiver from the state back in March, to delay their return. Before this, Worcester schools were on a hybrid schedule, with students alternating days for in-person learning.
Families that don't feel comfortable sending their child back are provided the option to keep their child remote until the last day of school.
The school's superintendent said in a letter, that masks, hand sanitizer and other protective equipment will be given to students in school.
Schools must follow state guidelines and keep students socially distanced in classrooms and on buses.
Worcester high school students will be on a hybrid schedule until May 17.