Boston Public Schools Stop In-Person Learning

Boston Public Schools Stop In-Person Learning

Mia Couture, Reporter

Boston Public Schools Stop In-Person Learning

 On Wednesday, Boston suspended its attempt to restore in-person learning in public schools, citing the growing tide of cases in the area. 

 

Boston started a staggered reopening on Oct. 1, after beginning the school year remotely for all students last month, enabling around 3,000 high-needs students to attend in-person classes at least two days a week. The next step, which would return kindergarteners and pre-kindergarteners to school buildings, was scheduled for mid-October, but was delayed.

 

Recently, the city’s average seven-day positive rate for coronavirus testing rose to 5.7 percent. The city said that when the positivity rate declined to 5 percent or below for two consecutive weeks, it would welcome back high-needs students and begin the gradual return of other students when it declined to 4 percent or below for two consecutive weeks.