09 / 09 / 2020
  - 03:27:42 PM
Franklin TO Start School Remotely

By MyFM's Rick Michaels - School districts are working hard, getting ready to begin the new school year for many it’ll be a hybrid form of learning. In Franklin it will be a remote start and the Superintendent of Schools Sara Ahearn told the School Committee last night, a lot of work has been done, about halfway through the ten professional development days, leading up to classes getting underway. School Committee members unanimously approved three policies, related to COVID-19 including a new mask/face covering policy. As part of the district's school handbooks the focus was on COVID addendums, for when the schools eventually transition to a hybrid model of learning, such as policies on wearing of masks for kids and all visitors and those who enter the school buildings. Superintendent Ahearn says there was also a jump in enrollment at the elementary level, leading to the need for hiring three additional teachers. There was also discussion on the $1.1 million in COVID funding money they talked about going for a variety purposes money that must be spent by the end of the year.


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