Central Berkshire Regional School District To Remain Remote
DALTON, Mass. — The Central Berkshire Regional School District will remain in a hybrid education model until Feb.1.
According to a letter from Superintendent Leslie Blake-Davis to Central Berkshire families, the district has decided to postpone returning to school.
She said this decision came after a Thursday night meeting with the Safety and Wellness Subcommittee who took a second look at local health metrics.
"The Dalton BOH presented the most recent data as well as trends and patterns we have experienced following fall and winter holidays," she wrote. "As a result of this meeting, it was decided to postpone a return to hybrid learning until Feb. 1, 2021, to allow more time for potential clusters to stabilize."
Dalton is currently coded as red due to 53 reported cases over a 14-day period.
"This is a concerning and quick increase for our community," she wrote. "I respect the recommendation(s) of this subcommittee to balance several perspectives including the risks of remaining remote as well as heightened cases within our community. Please keep in mind that COVID-19 precautions and safety guidelines that are practiced outside of our community play a significant role toward the reopening of our schools. We are eager to resume an in-person learning setting and ask that you follow current state guidelines regarding gatherings, mask wearing, hand sanitization, and social distancing."
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