COVID cases close Curley school

After shuttering its doors last week for a rapidly spreading COVID outbreak, the Curley School in Jamaica Plain now faces an additional challenge as state education officials say they won’t count the school’s remote instruction toward the mandatory 180 days required under state law.

BPS officials recorded 46 cases across grades and classrooms as a result of the outbreak, with some staff members also becoming infected. As a result, city officials, on the recommendation of the Boston Public Health Commission, decided to close the school. Closing Wednesday, Nov. 10, the school is set to reopen Nov. 22.

“This was of course not an easy decision for any of us,” BPS Superintendent Dr. Brenda Cassellius told the Boston Globe. “Temporarily closing the school is an active effort to stop the spread within the school community and beyond.”

Following the closure, school officials applied for those days to be counted


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