Jun. 10—As the number of COVID- 19 cases in the area continues to drop, local school officials are hoping for more normalcy beginning next fall.
Many school staff members have already been vaccinated, as well as some students ages 12 and older.
With school districts completing their school year this month and somewhat normal high school graduation ceremonies expected, thoughts move to next school year.
While the plan for many local school districts is to start next year without a full remote learning option, officials are ready to make changes if necessary.
A major question regarding this path to normalcy is the vaccination status of all pupils, with children under 12 still not eligible.
Education leaders say that one factor, as well as whether COVID will flare up again after the summer, has them preparing for any eventuality.
" Flexibility is the name of the game," Windham Superintendent of Schools Tracy Youngberg said.
Youngberg said school officials have worked closely with Hartford HealthCare to provide vaccination clinic options to 16- to 18- year- old
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