South Hadley High School approved for temporary remote learning

Hampshire County

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – Students of South Hadley High School are scheduled to begin remote learning Thursday.

According to Superintendent Jahmal Mosley, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Riley granted five remote days to be used for school days due to the ongoing mold issues at the high school.

There were 20 locations inside the high school tested for mold; 13 were positive for mold growth and seven were negative. Mold was found in areas including a blower, desk, door frame, cabinet, hall locker, sink counter, wall/floor, computer room air handler, among others. You can find the full report here. 

“I would like to thank the Commissioner and his leadership team for affording us this opportunity
to educate our students using this most effective tool,” said Superintendent Jahmal Mosley.

Mosely also thanks the support from the community and State Representative Dan Carey, State Senator Jo Comerford and Elena Cohen for their advocacy.

Another question from parents is how and when will the first few weeks of learning be made up?

“I heard at the open forum that they suggested doing away with February vacation next year, possible Saturday school to make up for this time. I don’t know how that will go over with either students or teachers,” said Melanie Roe, a parent.

Remote learning is scheduled to begin Thursday, September 16 through Wednesday, September 22.

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