Coronavirus Update – March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020

Dear Families:

This afternoon, the Governor held a press conference that included updates as to the status of Coronavirus in the Commonwealth and then outlined a number of new protocols.  Governor Baker declared a State of Emergency given 92 presumptive cases in the state.  The following is now in place for public schools:

•    Cancelation of all domestic trips for the remainder of the school year
•    No more than five make-up days regardless of the amount of time school is canceled
•    Removal of accountability relative to student attendance from March 1 and beyond

Tomorrow and Thursday, I expect to have conference calls with both the Department of Public Health and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education that will include guidance as to school closures and more. 

We are very appreciative of the ongoing communication and questions.  To date, there are no cases in Concord or Carlisle.  Should any potential or definitive exposures to the virus occur, please do not hesitate to let us know.  The information allows us to plan while maintaining privacy and student welfare. 


Dr. Laurie Hunter, Superintendent