Boston Public Schools are starting up on Monday with full remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Schools will later move to a hybrid model that will include some in-person learning.
Boston Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius said the hybrid model will allow students to learn in-person for two days a week and learn remotely three days a week, NBCBoston reported.
“Families with students who have not opted in to the hybrid model, and plan to learn remotely five days a week, will not lose their spot,” she said.
Parent Elizabeth Mayer said she was nervous for Monday, “but I’ve been reassured by the teachers here that they’re going to be as supportive as they can.”
The Boston Teachers Union is concerned about air quality in the city’s schools.
“The reason we’re willing to do remote learning is not because we want to, but because health and safety has to come first,” said Jessica Tang, the union’s president Jessica Tang.
Massachusetts reported 340 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 15 more deaths on Sunday.
The state has had a total of more than 125,000 confirmed cases and 9,000 deaths since the pandemic began.
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