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Mass. K-12 School Closures Related To Coronavirus

UPDATE: On Sunday, March 15, Gov. Charlie Baker closed all schools in the commonwealth for three weeks, beginning Tuesday, March 17, until at least April 6.


Boston Public Schools will close Tuesday, March 17 and tentatively will remain closed until April 27, Mayor Marty Walsh said in a press conference Friday evening. Students will be allowed into school buildings on Monday together belongings and any personal items they need.

Walsh said they would revisit reopening the schools as the situation surrounding coronavirus evolves. School officials will announce details about the closure, including the status of student breakfast and lunch, on Sunday.

"Whatever crisis this challenge brings, we'll meet them together," Walsh said.

Boston joins scores of other school districts in implementing weeks-long or indefinite closures.

Archdiocese of Boston parish schools and Archdiocesan elementary and high schools  — located in districts throughout the state — will close for two weeks, until Friday, March 27, and school officials will continue to evaluate extending this further.

Gov. Charlie Baker said no school district would be required to extend the school year past June 30.

Here's a running list of what's closed across the state, with most leaving room for reassessing and extending their closures.

Know about a school closure not on this list? Email us at edify@wbur.org and we'll track it down.

Abington Public Schools
Closed until March 20.

Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School
Closed March 16 through March 27.

Acton-Boxborough Regional School District
Closed until March 20.

Acushnet Public Schools
Closed through March 20.

Adams-Cheshire Regional School District
Closed through March 27.

Agawam Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Amesbury Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Amherst Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Amherst-Pelham Regional School District
Closed through March 27.

Andover Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Arlington Public Schools
Closed for two weeks beginning Friday, March 13. Expected to reopen March 30.

Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District
Closed through March 20.

Ashland Public Schools
Closed through March 20.

Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical
Closed through March 27.

Athol-Royalston Regional School District
Closed through March 20.

Attleboro Public Schools
Closed through March 20. A student was in self-quarantine awaiting test results.

Auburn Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Avon Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Ayer-Shirley Regional School District
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Barnstable Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Bedford Public Schools
Closed for two weeks beginning Friday, March 13. Expected to reopen March 30.

Belchertown Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Bellingham Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Belmont Public Schools
Closed for two weeks beginning Friday, March 13. Expected to reopen March 30.

Berkley Public Schools
Closed through March 20

Berkshire Hills Regional School District
Closed through March 27.

Berlin-Boylston Regional School District
Closed through March 20.

Beverly Public Schools
Closed Friday, March 13.

Billerica Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical
Closed through March 27.

Blackstone-Millville Regional School District
Closed through March 27.

Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical School District
Closed through March 20.

Boston Collegiate Charter School
Closed March 16 through March 27.

Boston Public Schools
Closed Tuesday, March 17 until April 27.

Boston Preparatory Charter Public School
Closed March 16 through March 27.

Boston Renaissance Charter Public School
Closed March 16 through March 27.

Bourne Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Boxford Public Schools
Closed through March 27. Elementary schools were closed Friday, March 13.

Braintree Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Bridge Boston Charter School
Closed March 16 through March 27.

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District
Closed through March 27.

Bristol-Plymouth Regional Vocational Technical
Closed through March 20.

Brockton Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Brooke Charter Schools
Closed March 16 through March 27.

Brookline Public Schools
Closed for at least two weeks beginning Friday, March 13.

Burlington Public Schools
Closed Friday, March 13 through March 27.

Cambridge Public Schools
Closed for at least two weeks beginning Monday, March 16. Superintendent Kenneth Salim is working remotely, after his child's school closed "due to a school community member testing positive" for the coronavirus.

Canton Public Schools
All district schools are closed until March 20.

Carlisle Public Schools
Closed through March 20.

Carver Public Schools
Closed Friday, March 13 through March 27. The district has no known cases of COVID-19, but said that 21 students attended the Celtics home game March 6 against the Utah Jazz, taking part in pre-game and half-time events on the court. Jazz player Rudy Gobert has since tested positive for the coronavirus, and the NBA canceled the rest of the season Wednesday night.

Central Berkshire Regional School District
Closed through March 27.

Chelmsford Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Chelsea Public Schools
Closed "indefinitely," beginning Friday, March 13. The district says there is a presumptive positive case of the coronavirus involving parents of a student at Wright Science and Technology Academy.

Chesterfield-Goshen Regional School District
Closed through March 27.

Chicopee Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

City on a Hill Public Schools
All schools are closed to students Friday, March 13. "Staff will report as normal and use the day tomorrow to prepare student-facing materials in the event of a long-term closure," writes CEO Kevin Taylor. The organization later announced schools would be closed March 16 through March 27, according to a spokesman.

Clarksburg Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Clinton Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Codman Academy Charter Public School
Closed March 16 through March 27.

Cohasset Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Concord Public Schools
Closed beginning Friday, March 13 through March 27.

Concord-Carlisle Regional School District
Closed beginning Friday, March 13 through March 27.

Conservatory Lab Charter School
Closed beginning Wednesday, March 18 through March 27.

Conway Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

CREST Collaborative for Regional Educational Services and Training
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Danvers Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Dartmouth Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Dedham Public Schools
Closed Friday, March 13 through March 20.

Deerfield Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District
Closed through March 20.

Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District
Closed through March 20.

Douglas Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Dover Public Schools
Closed through March 20.

Dover-Sherborn Regional School District
Closed through March 20.

Dracut Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Dudley-Charlton Regional School District
Closed Friday, March 13 through March 27.

Duxbury Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

East Bridgewater Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

East Longmeadow Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Easthampton Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Easton Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Erving Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School
Closed Friday, March 13.

Everett Public Schools
Closed until April 27.

"Perhaps it's too preventative, too proactive, I don't know," Superintendent Priya Tahiliani told WBUR Thursday. "You can't be too cautious when it comes to the safety of our children."

Excel Academy Charter Schools
Closed March 16 through March 27.

Fairhaven Public Schools
Closed through March 20.

Fall River Public Schools
Closed through March 20.

Falmouth Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Farmington River Regional School District
Closed through March 27.

Fitchburg Public Schools
Closed through March 20.

Florida Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Foxborough Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Framingham Public Schools
Closed March 12 through March 27. Schools were  initially closed after a parent of an elementary school child tested positive for the coronavirus. That child also showed symptoms of the illness.

During a Facebook Live event Thursday, Superintendent Bob Tremblay said that the district does have enough electronic devices to move to online learning if necessary, the system in general is not set up to offer online learning effectively.

“It’s very difficult to replicate at home or virtually the kinds of unique learning needs for all of our children, not to mention the specialized services for children who are on [Individualized Education Programs] and that kind of learning module,” he explained, adding, “What we don’t have is a structure in place to ensure our students have readily available wifi.”

Franklin County Technical School District
Closed through March 20.

Franklin Public Schools
Closed Closed Friday, March 13 through March 27.

Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District
Closed through March 27.

Frontier Regional School District
Closed through March 27.

Gardner Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Gateway Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Gateway Regional School district
Closed through March 27.

Georgetown Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Gill-Montague Regional School District
Closed through March 27.

Gloucester Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Grafton Public Schools
Closed through March 20.

Granby Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Greater Fall River Regional
Closed through March 20.

Greater Lawrence Vocational Technical School District
Closed through March 27.

Greater Lowell Technical High School
Closed through March 27.

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical School District
Closed through March 20.

Greenfield Public Schools
Closed through March 20.

Groton-Dunstable Regional School District
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Hadley Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District
Closed Friday, March 13.

Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District
Closed through March 27.

Hampshire Regional School District
Closed through March 27.

Hanover Public Schools
Closed Friday, March 13 through March 27.

Harvard Public Schools
Closed Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17.

Hatfield Public Schools
Closed through March 27.

Haverhill Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy
Closed March 16 through March 27.

Hingham Public Schools
Closed through Friday, March 27.

Hopkinton Public Schools
Closed Friday, March 13.

Hudson Public Schools
All district schools are closed through Friday, March 27.

Innovation Academy Charter School
All district schools are closed Friday, March 13.

King Philip Regional School District
All district schools are closed through at least Friday, March 27.

KIPP Massachusetts Public Charter Schools
Closed March 16 through April 24.

Lexington Public Schools
Closed for two weeks beginning Friday, March 13.

Littleton Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Lynnfield Public Schools
Closed until March 20.

Manchester Essex Regional School District
Closed Friday, March 13.

Malden Public Schools
Closed "indefinitely," beginning Friday, March 13.

Marlborough Public Schools
Closed Friday, March 13.

Marshfield Public Schools
Closed Friday, March 13.

Match Charter Public School
Closed March 16 through March 27.

Medfield Public Schools
Closed to students Friday, March 13. Faculty and staff are expected to meet Friday morning to plan for a longer closure.

Medford Public Schools
Closed for at least two weeks beginning Friday, March 13.

Middleborough Public Schools
Closed through Friday, March 20. The district will provide 'grab-and-go' lunches from 9 to 10 a.m. on weekday mornings at the Henry B. Burkland School.

Middleton Public Schools
All district elementary schools are closed Friday, March 13.

Milford Public Schools
Closed Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13, after a staff member at Woodland Elementary School was placed in quarantine. A family member of that person was connected to the Biogen conference in Boston in late February, according to Superintendent Kevin McIntyre. Both that staff person and the family member were asymptomatic as of Wednesday.

Millis Public Schools
Closed through Friday, March 20.

Milton Academy
The academy has canceled classes for Friday, March 13.

Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
Closed Friday, March 13.

Nashoba Regional School District
Closed Friday, March 13. Nashoba Valley Technical High School is closed at least through Friday, March 27.

Natick Public Schools
Closed for at least a week starting Friday, March 13. School officials say they could possibly extend the closure until March 27.

Nauset Public Schools
Closed through March 29 — and "likely to be extended through April vacation," writes superintendent Thomas Conrad.

Needham Public Schools
Closed starting Friday, March 13 through March 27.

Neighborhood House Charter School
Closed March 16 through March 27.

Newton Public Schools
Closed through at least next week, starting Friday, March 13.

Norfolk Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

North Andover Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

North Middlesex Regional School District
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

North Reading Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Northborough Public Schools
Closed Friday, March 13.

Norwood Public Schools
Closed through March 20.

Peabody Public Schools
Closed Friday, March 13.

Plainville Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Reading Public Schools
Closed through Friday, March 27.

Revere Public Schools
Closed "until further notice." Teachers and staff were expected to be in school Friday, March 13 "so that students can access online work" beginning March 18.

Roxbury Prep Charter School
Closed March 16 through March 27.

Salem Public Schools
Closed for at least two weeks. Thursday morning, Salem High School students were dismissed from class and all Salem Public Schools are closed Friday, March 13 following a principal's recent travel to France. Salem High School principal Samantha Meier was not showing any symptoms of COVID-19 Thursday, according to district officials, but traveled to Paris last weekend and is under self-quarantine.

The district announced Friday morning that they will close all schools starting Monday for at least two weeks.

Sharon Public Schools
Closed Friday, March 13.

Shrewsbury Public Schools
Closed until March 20.

Somerville Public Schools
Closed beginning Thursday, March 12 for at least two weeks. Wednesday, Somerville officials found out there were three presumptive positive cases in the city, which they say appear to be linked to a recent Biogen conference in Boston. Those three cases are: a male Somerville resident, a parent of a student at East Somerville Community School, and the spouse of a West Somerville Neighborhood School teacher whose child also attends the school.

Southborough Public Schools
Closed Friday, March 13.

Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School
Closed Friday, March 13.

Stoneham Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Sudbury Public Schools
Closed until March 30.

Tewksbury Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Topsfield Public Schools
All district elementary schools were closed Friday, March 13.

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School
Closed Friday, March 13.

Tyngsborough Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Valley Collaborative
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Wachusett Regional School District
Closed Friday, March 13.

Wakefield Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Waltham Public Schools
Closed on Friday, March 13.

Wayland Public Schools
Closed until March 27.

Watertown Public Schools
Closed until March 27.

Wellesley Public Schools
Closed starting Friday, March 13. District officials expect the closure to last for two weeks. Officials say they are working with the teachers union to finalize plans for remote learning.

"We realize this decision has a significant impact and far-reaching ramifications for our community and understand the disappointment, frustration and uncertainty that is created. However, we believe these steps are necessary given the current realities," the letter states.

Westfield Public Schools
Closed starting Monday, March 16.

Westford Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Weston Public Schools
Closed beginning Thursday, March 12 through Wednesday, March 18. Superintendent Midge Connolly writes that a Weston student is symptomatic and the results of that test are inconclusive, while another student connected to a previous case is under quarantine. Connolly says educators are starting to develop lessons that can be taught online if necessary.

Westwood Public Schools
Closed until March 20.

Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Wilmington Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

Winchester Public Schools
Closed for two weeks beginning Friday, March 13.

Woburn Public Schools
Closed until March 20. Students were released early on Friday, March 13.

Worcester Public Schools
All schools, including the Parent Information Center and HEAD START, closed through April 6. The district's administrative building will remain open to employees and (by telelphone) to the public.

Wrentham Public Schools
Closed through at least Friday, March 27.

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