15 Oct, 2020 19:30 am

Lebanon schools stick with plan to reopen fully

LEBANON — The city’s schools are moving forward with plans to reopen to five days a week of in-person learning later this month, with officials opting to stay the course after two students recently tested positive for COVID-19.School Board members...

School Board members voted 5-4 on Wednesday night to maintain last month’s decision to fully reopen schools on Oct.“I feel like we can’t just keep going back and forth,” School Board Vice Chairwoman Jenica Nelan said at the end of a nearly three-hour-long discussion on the school reopening plans.” School and public health officials assured the School Board during the meeting, held both online and inside the Lebanon Middle School gymnasium, that precautions will be in place to protect children returning to normal class schedules.Lebanon parent Holly Maher told the School Board that a child of hers was one of the two to test positive for COVID-19 “despite our family strictly adhering to CDC and public health guidelines,” she said, referring to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ultimately, School Board members were told that however they chose to reopen schools, whether it be a continued hybrid model or more in-person classes, they needed to stick to a plan.” The School Board’s next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.

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