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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public School district reported 3 more COVID cases on its dashboard this morning, April 9.

Monday, elementary school students returned to full-time in-person classroom education. About 85% of students will be returning in grades K-5.

The latest cases were reported at McCarthy Elementary and Cameron Middle School. One case was reported as Barbieri/Cameron/Dunning/Framingham High/Fuller/McCarthy/Potter Road/Stapleton, which would likely indicate a staff person.

The district does not list if cases are teachers, staff, or students in the dashboard, or when the district sends emails to staff or families.

With the three latest cases, the district has had a total of 126 cases this 2020-21 academic school year.

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Last week, the state said the Framingham Public School district had the fifth highest COVID cases among staff & students in the Commonwealth.

Framingham High School leads the district with 38 cases. A half dozen new cases of the virus were reported on April 3 at Framingham High.

Fuller Middle School is second in the district with 10 cases, and Walsh Middle School is third with 9 cases.

A total of 17 cases have been reported in the school district in April.

In March, 59 cases were reported.

The district has been testing staff weekly.

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Students are being testing via pooled testing.

SOURCE requested pooled testing participation rates for the district and by school.

Earlier this month, the administration provided the total district participation rate by students. It is 46%. Pooled testing is not for remote students.

As of April 1, the rate had increased to 56%.

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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.