COVID-19 Resources



DESE Transportation and Facilities Guidance

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released guidance regarding Transportation and Facilities to assist school districts in planning for a possible Fall Reopening. Fall Reopening Transportation Guidance, July 22, 2020 Fall Reopening Facilities and Operations Guidance, July 22, 2020 Below is a copy of the On The Desktop Message from Commissioner Riley [...]

DESE Two-Step Process and Template for Fall Reopening Plans

On July 15, 2020, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released information regarding a two-step process for submitting Fall Reopening Plans and a online form/template to be used by districts. Two-Step Process for District Fall Reopening Plans, July 15, 2020 Below is the text of the On the Desktop message from Commissioner Riley [...]

2020-07-22T10:38:01-04:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Education|Tags: , , , , |

Additional Guidance on Reopening and FAQs

On Friday, July 10, 2020, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released an On The Desktop message with additional guidance on Fall Reopening Plans. The Initial Reopening Guidance issued on June 25, 2020 provided that districts' plans would be due in August. The revised guidance sets the due dates for districts to submit [...]

2020-07-12T08:11:50-04:00July 12th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Education|Tags: , , , , , |

Initial Fall Reopening Guidance

[Message from Commissioner's Weekly Update, June 29, 2020] On Thursday, June 25, DESE released initial fall school reopening guidance [download] following weeks of collaboration with stakeholders and the medical community. The guidance calls for schools to reopen this fall while meeting safety requirements, including the use of masks for all but the youngest students and [...]

2020-07-02T08:33:44-04:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Education|Tags: , , , , |