Governor Extends School Closure Through Remainder of School Year

Today, Governor Charles D. Baker announced that Massachusetts private and public schools will remain closed though the end of the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Baker stated that remote learning will continue in all districts. Governor Baker also stated that DESE will soon be launching a remote learning initiative and advisory group, both to increase remote learning tools. Jeffrey C. Riley, the Commission of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) stated that DESE will release additional guidance regarding remote learning and reopening schools later this week.

We will continue to monitor federal and state guidance and legislation for further developments related to COVID-19.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

This update is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice.