COVID / School Reopening Taskforce

The Bigelow PTO received the following communication and letter from a group of Newton families regarding their proposal to form a task force to assist NPS with a school reopening plan.


Dear Newton Public Schools Families,

Earlier today, a group of over 50 physicians and scientists, all Newton residents and many with directly relevant specialties including infectious disease, pediatrics, pulmonology, emergency medicine, pediatric psychiatry and occupational medicine sent a letter to City Councilors, the School Committee, HHS Commissioner Youngblood, and Mayor Fuller urging the city to create a COVID / school reopening taskforce. We, along with these physicians and scientists, see this as the most viable path forward to resolving the issues that are halting a safe return of Newton students to their classrooms. Please click here to read for a copy of this letter.

In addition, Deborah Youngblood, HHS Commissioner, gave a public health update specifically related to schools at the City Council’s most recent Program and Services Meeting (Jan 6th). Commissioner Youngblood’s comments begin at the 1:15 mark. Click here for the NewTV broadcasts of that meeting.

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Thank you for your support of NPS students!