Framingham School Committee Agrees To Delayed-Start, Remote Learning in September

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham School Committee voted last night, July 29, to not start school on September 2, but to start the 2020-21 school year sometime before Sept 16.

When school starts in September, it will be a fully remote model, with the goal of a hybrid model sometime in November.

Lots of details still need to be worked out, including negotiations with the Framingham Teachers Association.

The 9-member elected School Committee met for almost 4 hours last night with the Framingham Board of Health, the Superintendent of Schools, and the Mayor. The School Committee will meet again tonight, July 30 starting at 7 p.m.

The Framingham Public Schools needs to submit a plan to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.

The School Committee vote was to guarantee that the school district would start remote.

The vote was 8-1, with District 7 School Committee member Tiffanie Maskell voting against it.

Superintendent Bob Tremblay said the School year for 20-21 will have 170 days and not 180 days.

He said he will have a new school calendar to present to the School Committee to approve soon, but said that the remote learning must start by Sept. 16.

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