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Massachusetts School Districts Likely Won’t Announce Fall Plans Anytime Soon

July 16, 2020

Will Massachusetts schools be open in the fall? That’s a question we might not know the answer to until next month.

Jeffrey Riley, the commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education in Massachusetts, told officials late last week that they should not be making announcements of what their plans are for their respective school districts yet.

“While you continue working to flesh out these models, I am requesting that you hold off on announcing any final decisions about what reopening will look like for the fall in your district until early August,” he told them in a written statement dated Friday, July 10, according to a news story published Thursday, July 16 by The Worcester Telegram & Gazette

School districts are expected to submit their plans to re-open to Riley’s department by July 31.



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