M.A.S.S. Response to Governor’s Encouragement of In-Person Learning


The Governor’s message on Friday encouraged more in person learning where FEASIBLE after following health and safety guidelines. The big word is feasible. Until “distancing” is not a critical element to our safety protocols, schools must work with the limits of current conditions.

Read the Boston Globe News Story: HERE “Baker tells schools to reopen classrooms, even as virus surges”

“Thomas Scott, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, said superintendents are trying the best they can to educate students in person, but there are many competing factors, including demands from teachers unions, staffing shortages, limited finances, and facility improvements, particularly with ventilation systems. He said the new rules and the overhaul metrics will likely be helpful down the road, but in the short term they could create some problems.”

“There is a good amount of skepticism when these kinds of changes occur,” he said.

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