Watch Live 22News InFocus: School Reopening Guidelines


CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Governor Baker and the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced guidelines for reopening schools this fall.

The state has provided health and safety requirements to prevent COVID-19 while giving superintendents flexibility to create protocols that will fit the needs of their students and staff.

This week on 22News InFocus we’ll be talking with Daniel Warwick, Superintendent of Springfield Public Schools. The largest school district in our region has some 26,000 students, over 4,000 employees, and more than 60 schools. Like most urban school districts, there is a diverse mix of students and personnel.

Watch 22News InFocus LIVE streaming on Thursday at 7:15 p.m. to find out how Springfield Public Schools is planning to go back to school.

InFocus: Teachers union reaction to state’s school reopening guidelines

Stay with 22News InFocus to hear the teacher’s union reaction to state’s school reopening guidelines.

At 7:45 p.m. we’ll be discussing the ideas teachers have for planning the reopening of schools with Merrie Najimy, President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

For more information or to rewatch the program after, visit 22News InFocus.

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