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JP School Continues COVID-19 Shutdown Despite State Pushback

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The Curley K-8 School switched to distance learning after reports of 46 cases of the virus at the school.

The Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain.
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  • Jamaica Plain school to close for 10 days due to increase in COVID-19 cases

The Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain continues its 10-day building closure due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, despite state pushbacks.

Jeff Riley, commissioner for the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, said in a letter that he would not count the school’s distance learning days toward the number of school days required for the current year, and students should be back by Wednesday. or have to make up for three days of school, according to The Boston Herald.

But Boston officials resisted what Riley said.

“If you still feel strongly that you are not counting the extra 3 days in the 180 days it takes, we have no doubt that the school community and our union partners will gather for our students and we will figure out how to use the time. best catch up, School Inspector Brenda Cassellius and Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission, said in a letter Saturday, the paper reported.

By Wednesday, 46 cases of COVID-19 had been reported at the school. It will open again next Monday.

Last Wednesday, the state reported that there were 2,640 cases among students and 381 among staff in all districts in the one-week period. The Boston Globe.