Boston Public Schools students calling for remote learning walkout of class – WCVB Boston

Some Boston Public Schools students walked out of class Friday as they call on city and state leaders to take more steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within schools. About a dozen students at Boston Latin School walked out of class for a brief time. They said others did not attend school Friday in protest to support the effort.The students involved are calling for two weeks of remote learning.“We’re already not learning as much because so many people are out,” one student said. “We should have an option to be online.”“I live with two grandparents who are immunocompromised, plus a couple of other family members,” another student said. “I don’t want to go to school, risk getting sick and have to come home to them.””We will continue to listen to our students and families as we navigate this latest surge and the impacts it has on our ability to remain in person and deliver a quality education,” Boston Public Schools said in a statement about the demonstration. Since the start of the year, the district has been detailing the steps it’s taking to combat soaring COVID-19 case numbers. That includes investments in testing.Massachusetts state officials said in the spring that remote learning would no longer count toward required learning hours unless a waiver is granted. Any remote school days not granted by a waiver must be made up by students and teachers and the end of the year, similar to snow days.

Some Boston Public Schools students walked out of class Friday as they call on city and state leaders to take more steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within schools.

About a dozen students at Boston Latin School walked out of class for a brief time. They said others did not attend school Friday in protest to support the effort.

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The students involved are calling for two weeks of remote learning.

“We’re already not learning as much because so many people are out,” one student said. “We should have an option to be online.”

“I live with two grandparents who are immunocompromised, plus a couple of other family members,” another student said. “I don’t want to go to school, risk getting sick and have to come home to them.”

“We will continue to listen to our students and families as we navigate this latest surge and the impacts it has on our ability to remain in person and deliver a quality education,” Boston Public Schools said in a statement about the demonstration.

Since the start of the year, the district has been detailing the steps it’s taking to combat soaring COVID-19 case numbers. That includes investments in testing.

Massachusetts state officials said in the spring that remote learning would no longer count toward required learning hours unless a waiver is granted.

Any remote school days not granted by a waiver must be made up by students and teachers and the end of the year, similar to snow days.

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