As of July 22, the following are the latest policy moves regarding going back to school in CT.

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It's been an agonizing summer so far for parents and teachers wondering exactly what 'back to school' will look like in this "new normal." According to an article on Danbury's Daily Voice, the state's Board of Ed is still in the process of finalizing guidelines for Connecticut public schools.

There is one new development that the Board of Ed has voted in unanimously, which would permit public schools to shorten the academic year by as many as three days without punishment, but here's the catch. Governor Lamont says those three days must be taken at the beginning of the school year or not at all. The following are the three most current opening day plans still being considered.

  1. A full reopening with students in the classroom five days a week.
  2. The combination plan where some students do in-school learning while others do distance learning.
  3. Full distance learning for everyone.

Governor Lamont has stated that a final decision about reopening plans will be made in August. Connecticut Education Commissioner, Miguel Cardona, has consulted with public health professionals and school communities and has come to the realization that when kids are in school, it greatly enhances their learning potential. Help stop the spread of coronavirus, wear a mask.