FRAMINGHAM – Keefe Technical High School Superintendent of Schools Jon Evans announced planned changes to the Keefe Tech schedule today, November 9.
“Following the Thanksgiving break (Monday, November 30), we will begin a revised hybrid program with a focus on Career and Technical Education (CTE). Academic instruction will remain remote for the time being. At the beginning of our return, one class will come in for Career and Technical Training each week. As we begin in this 25% model, we will be working toward the goal of eventually having all Career and Tech instruction in person, with 50% of our students in person. Our path toward this goal will be shaped by our experience in December,” said Evans.
Last week, the Governor and Commissioner of Education revised the “Stoplight” measure for COVID-19 in Massachusetts communities.
As a result, even though the actual case numbers went up in Framingham last week, the city shifted from “Red” to “Yellow”. Framingham had been a red community or high-risk community for the coronavirus for 9 consecutive weeks until Friday.
Keefe Tech has completely followed the prior guidelines by implementing a Remote Teaching model in our “Red” community., said Evans.
“Prior to the Governor’s announcement on Friday, our plan, which was going to be announced this week, was to begin serving a small number of our highest needs students in person starting next week. This plan will go forward,” said Evans.
Since the Friday announcement, we have been considering updates to our plan that would allow more students to return as soon as possible. The most important factors we have been considering are safety and the public health implications for renewing in-person instruction. Additional considerations include the learning needs of our students, scheduling, staffing, and transportation resources,” said Evans in an email to families.
“We are planning a virtual meeting for all families on Tuesday, November 17th at 7PM to review additional details of this plan. A link will be sent later in the week,” said Evans to families.
“I would like to thank you all for your perseverance and patience during these challenging times,” concluded Evans.