With just weeks to go before students are slated to resume school, districts across Massachusetts are finalizing their school reopening plans, deciding whether they will welcome students back to the classroom or start the year remotely.
School districts were each required to create draft reopening plans for three possible scenarios: an entirely in-school experience, an entirely remote approach, or a hybrid of the two. Most districts’ school committees have considered and voted on which reopening plan they’ll pursue. Plans were due to be submitted to the state by Aug. 14 (extended from a previous deadline of Aug. 10).
Most districts have reported their final reopening plans to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. That list, which includes information sent to state officials as of noon on Aug. 18, has been published below. The Globe added additional information, when available, about each school’s reopening date.
The plan listed next to each school district below was self-reported to the state, and not all districts that marked themselves as hybrid are offering the same services. While some districts marked hybrid are giving all families a choice to return to in-person instruction, others are only offering hybrid to specific students. In contrast, some districts have chosen to mark themselves as fully remote, even while a small group of students may have in-person options. Check each district’s reopening plan for more information.
Despite the decision listed next to each school district, all families are allowed to opt-out of in-person learning and keep their children home for remote instruction.