BPS, teachers agree on pact to reopen schools

As of Jan. 11, there were 7,365 active COVID-19 cases in the city of Boston, up by nearly 1,000 after a short dip to 6,539 cases on Jan. 5. As numbers increase and stay high, the Boston School Committee has unveiled a new plan for extending safety protocols in the school buildings that are open and reconfiguring the larger reopening plan.

Starting Feb. 1, all students who qualify for high in-person priority will be allowed back in the classroom. On March 1 and 4, students from kindergarten to grade 3 from both groups A and B designated in the original reopening plan, will go back as well. Grades 4–8 will return starting March 15, and grades 9–12 will return the week of March 29.

The Boston Teachers Union announced Monday that the timeline is tentative. Other agreements between the union and Boston Public Schools include fully committing to these safety


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