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FRAMINGHAM – Today is the first day of full-time in-person learning for students at Framingham High School.

While the Commonwealth of Massachusetts set May 17 as the day requiring all districts to return 9-12 students, Framingham moved that day up by a week.

With the district now having all K-12 students back full-time to in-person learning, who chose to do so, SOURCE wanted to know what percentage of teachers had chosen to remain remote.

Assistant Superintendent of Schools Inna London said there are only 10 teachers who are remote, out of about 1,000 teachers in the district.

That is roughly 1% of teachers who made the decision to stay remote.

In comparison, 28% of high school students are projected to remain remote, with classes starting today.

The district told SOURCE, about 62% of students are expected to return to the classrooms today.

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The number is projected at 63% for grades 9-11. Seniors wrap up classes in May, while underclassmen continue into June.

Any family that requested to stay remote in the district’s last survey, can remain remote through the end of the school year, said the district.

The projected 62% return of students for 9-12 and 63% for students in grades 9-11, is far lower than the elementary and middle school levels in the Framingham Public Schools.

Originally, the district said 85% of elementary students would return, the number as of May is 83%, said the district last week.

For middle school students – students in grades 6-7-8 – 75% of the students returned to in person classes as of April 28. That means roughly one out of every four students chose to stay remote for the rest of the school year.

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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.