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


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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP)–The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has unveiled their guidelines for reopening schools this fall.

There are directives concerning health and safety that must be met, but it leaves open room for Superintendents to create specialized learning plans to meet their district and students needs. Teachers and parents have their concerns as well.

This week on 22News InFocus we’ll be discussing the ideas teachers have for planning the reopening of schools with Merrie Najimy, President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

Watch the program Thursday, LIVE streaming on at 7:45 p.m.

InFocus: School reopening guidelines

Starting at 7:15 p.m. 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.

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

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