Deadline day for Massachusetts school plans

August 14th is the final day Massachusetts schools can submit their plans to get students back into the classroom.

While schools still have time to submit, many districts, including Fall River and New Bedford submitted early.

The New Bedford school committee unanimously adopted a hybrid learning plan that will gradually turn into in-person learning between September and October.

Their plan divides students into cohorts, determined by education needs and grade level.

The first cohort will return in-person on September 16th, while others continue distance learning.

If all goes well, the plan is to have the other cohorts back in school on October 5th and 19th.

So far, 31 districts have opted not to return students to the classroom in the Fall.

Many others announced a similar hybrid model, combining remote and in-person learning.

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