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FRAMINGHAM – About 650 students in phases 1 & 2 returned to the classroom in early February.

At the end of last month, another 2,000 students returned to the classrooms in the Framingham Public School District, as part of Phase III.

Today, March 3, begins the return of Phase IV students to the classrooms, in cohorts A & B. These students have not physically been in their classrooms since March of 2020.

About 50% of parents opted to have their children go to an in-person learning model.

Of those 50%, about half are in cohort A and about half are in cohort B. Today starts cohort B.

To keep distancing in the classroom, one cohort is in the school each week and the other cohort is learning remotely, under the district’s hybrid learning model.

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Phase 1 has 150 of the district’s highest needs students.

Phase II has 415 of the district’s high needs student.

Phase III includes 2,023 students.

The school district has about 9,000 students in Pre-K through high school.

There are 53 school buses operating today, according to the district. That is far below the 77 the contract requires.

Framingham is supply transportation for students beyond its required kindergarten through sixth grade, according to the district.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.