Local districts react to extended school closure

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Meal plans continue in many districts 📷 The Citizen Chronicle file photo Area superintendents, principals, and teachers were learning along with the general public this afternoon that all schools across the state would remain closed until at least May 4. On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Charlie Baker and Department of Elementary […]

Massachusetts schools to remain closed another month

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Schools shuttered until at least May 4 due to COVID-19 pandemic 📷 Screenshot of Gov. Baker press conference with DESE Commissioner Riley on March 25, 2020. BOSTON — Schools across the Commonwealth will remain closed until at least May 4 and the fate of the MCAS test remains up in […]

Southbridge EOC works to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19

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Local officials outline coronavirus precautions, modifications 📸 Screenshot from Facebook Live video hosted by Southbridge Police Department on Tuesday, March 24. SOUTHBRIDGE — Collaborative efforts are underway to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus while maintaining necessary services in the community. Town Councilor David Adams and Police Chief Shane […]

SEBRSD offering ‘Grab & Go’ meals for students

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Phone reservations urged in first come, first serve situation SPENCER/EAST BROOKFIELD — Local students in need during the coronavirus school shutdown will have the opportunity to get a few free meals starting next week. The Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District is offering free breakfast and lunches for its students, with […]

Southbridge Schools start meals program during closure

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Student medicines to be retrieved no later than Thursday 📸 The Citizen Chronicle file photo SOUTHBRIDGE — With more than 68 percent of its students classified as economically disadvantaged, providing for the needs of the student body has been an important challenge for local school officials during the COVID-19 closure. […]