FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public School students have not been in a physical classroom since March 11. And Governor Charlie Baker has said the earlier students can return to their classrooms is May 4.
Schools were scheduled to be closed from April 20 to 24, due to the annual April school vacation week.
Last Friday, Massachusetts Commissioner of Education James Riley issued guidance to school districts on school vacation week.
If a school district continues providing its remote learning program for students from April 21 to 24 (April vacation week, minus Patriots’ Day), the district is not required to go beyond its previously scheduled 181 day, said Riley.
If districts that maintain the April vacation week as a school vacation will be expected to resume their remote learning program on Monday, April 27 and conclude the school year no earlier than the previously scheduled 185 day, said Riley.
Framingham Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay told SOURCE he will meet with the Framingham Teachers Association on Tuesday, April 6 to discuss the April vacation week.
The 2019-2020 School Calendar was approved by the Framingham School Committee. It is likely that whatever the Superintendent and the union agree on, it will require a vote of the elected 9-member School Committee.