Brockton Schools Seek To Delay In-Person Learning

The superintendent is seeking a waiver to bring students back after April vacation.

Video Transcript

PAULA EBBEN: The Brockton superintendent plans to ask the state for a waiver to delay full time in-person learning. Michael Thomas wants the district to go slower, saying that students only returned for a one day a week hybrid model last month. He wants to go 50% in-person on April 5th, and move to 100% for K through eight students right after April vacation.

MICHAEL THOMAS: The Monday after April vacation, the 26th, the weather will be warmer. More teachers will be able to take their classes outside. A lot of the specialists, like music, phys ed, can go outside when the weather's-- you know, if the weather's nice. Obviously, we don't have rain. But it helps-- you know, it helps us get kids outside and open up more space.

PAULA EBBEN: The state says it will approve waivers, but on a limited basis. All waiver requests for elementary schools are due by Monday. For middle schools, the deadline is April 12th.