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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public School students and staff will return to the classroom for the 2021-22 school year on September 1. Remote learning is no longer an option.

The district will “mandate universal masking for all students Pre-K-12 and staff in school, regardless of vaccination status” to start the school year.

One of the main reasons is that a “significant portion of the student population is not eligible for vaccination.”

The COVID-19 vaccines are only for those age 12 and older at this time.

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The district also lacks an “efficient system to monitor vaccine status among students, teachers and staff.”

To start the school year:

  • All students (pre-K to 12) and all school staff must wear face masks throughout the school day indoors, regardless of vaccination status (except students who cannot do so due to medical conditions or behavioral needs).
  • Masks may be removed while eating indoors and during mask breaks.
  • All students and staff are required to wear masks on school buses at all times.
  • Masks are not necessary outdoors.

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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.