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New London’s BoE meets to discuss city’s public school reopening plan

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — New London’s Board of Education met virtually Thursday to discuss the city’s public school reopening plan.

The meeting was held via ZOOM on Thursday at 7 p.m. Public comments concerning the reopening plan were read at the meeting.

Under the superintendent’s plan, New London Public Schools will open in a hybrid model for the first seven weeks of school. Parents can choose to enroll their children in the full time distance learning program.

Masks will be required for students and staff at school. Parents can choose to enroll their children in the full-time distance learning program.

The availability and distribution of devices continues to be a challenge for the district.

Kate McCoy of New London Public Schools said in the meeting Thursday, “Do I think there’s going to be pinch points? Yes. Would I like to have other devices in our hands? Yes. But I feel confident that I will have a device in everybody’s hand.”

The Commissioner of Education has changed the student requirement for school days from 180 to 177.

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