Northborough/Southborough superintendent answers FAQ’s regarding COVID-19 school closures

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By Debra Roberts, Contributing Writer

Northborough/Southborough – Though there is still national uncertainty regarding the day-to-day mitigation strategy for minimizing the spread of COVID-19, local and town officials have continued to update the public with the local response as well as support for their communities. On March 23, Northborough/Southborough superintendent Greg Martineau took the time to answer some frequently asked questions regarding the school community including supports for families that need free school lunches, loaner computers for remote work, free internet access, services for special needs students, and whether or not certain events will be cancelled such as April vacation, MCAS tests, and graduation. He also mentioned that although the current plan is for school to reopen on April 7, there is a high likelihood that this date will be extended. He is continuing to monitor the situation and is in constant communication with local boards of health, town administrators, state officials, the district physician, as well as the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Click here to read the full notice from Martineau. To read any additional updates visit the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough district website at www.nsboro.k12.ma.us. Click on the link that says “District Covid-19 Health Updates.”