Framingham School Committee Votes 6-3 To Approve Re-Opening Plan — Students Are Home, Teachers in Classrooms

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FRAMINGHAM – The 9-member School Committee voted 6-3 to submit its plan to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education to start the school year remotely for students.

The plan would also require educators, unless they have a medical condition, to teach in their classrooms.

The plan calls to phase in live classroom learning for students. The first target date for students in the classrooms is October 5, and it is for the highest needs students in the district – about 155 students.

Voting against the plan were District 6 School Committee member Geoffrey Epstein, District 7 Tiffanie Maskell, and District 8 William LaBarge.

“The truth is I feel teachers should be able to decide. Teachers are adults. If teachers have distractions, dogs, whatever, then maybe they do prefer to come into the building. But not everyone feels that way and I think they should have that option,” said Maskell.

SOURCE will update this report on Thursday, as the meeting is still happening

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