Gov. Baker And Schools: Sixteen Districts Under Pressure To Return To In-Person Learning

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Sixteen Massachusetts school districts with low coronavirus infection rates are in the hot seat to get kids back in school in person.

"We think kids should be in school, Governor Charlie Baker said at the State House Thursday afternoon. "We think communities should be using and following the rules and the guidance that was developed by the department and and using the district by district data that's now been available to people since the beginning of August."

The governor's comments follow a letter that Commissioner of Secondary and Elementary Education Jeff Riley sent to those 16 districts, threatening an audit if they don't submit plans by next week.

We hear from the superintendent in one of those communities, Watertown's Dede Galdston, and from WBUR's Max Larkin.

This segment aired on September 24, 2020.

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