With a city-wide positivity rate just over 4%, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is pausing the school reopening plan.
Phase three was set to begin on Oct. 15 and will now be pushed back to Oct. 22. That means kindergarten students through third grade students will not begin in-person learning as planned.
Grades four through eight and the high school start dates for in-person learning will be determined at a later date.
Special needs students will be able to return to in-person learning starting tomorrow.
“This decision is based on the guidance of our public health experts and in consultation with state officials in public health and education. It is consistent with our decision to prioritize our highest needs students in this plan,” Walsh said on his verified twitter account.
Walsh addressed residents in a news conference along with superintendent Brenda Cassellius Wednesday.