Advocates worry the state’s hands-off approach could harm Connecticut’s most vulnerable students, who struggle to learn remotely.
Districts are using a variety of techniques to staff their classrooms and accommodate teachers at risk of infection.
State officials will monitor districts on a weekly basis to gauge student attendance and address problems early.
School administrators said Friday they need the state’s help to close a $74 million budget deficit.
Thirty-nine of the school’s 42 positive student COVID cases are at the Garrigus Suites residence hall.
Students will be tested, masks will be mandatory, and there will be fewer people on campus.
Union members urged districts not to reopen if they cannot meet the 13 “non-negotiable” safety measures they outlined Monday.
Local leaders want the governor to give them the authority to limit the size of public gatherings to 25 people.
With teacher’s unions pitted against state officials, school districts are making vastly different decisions on how to educate students.
New Haven Public Schools – where one out of every 26 students in Connecticut is enrolled – is going remote.
Four of the students are living on campus this semester, while the other three are commuting to classes.