Updates and Information
December 11, 2020
I wanted to follow up on the Concord community dashboard posted last night. The high case count this week is a result of the outbreak at the prison where there have been over 250 cases with a large portion of those still active. In this document, the town officials provided the data in their typical Concord Carlisle Data Dashboard format which shows 29 cases this past week versus 45 the week before. They believe that if the prison data was excluded, Concord would have remained in the yellow at-risk category rather than changing to red. That is not a sign that the virus is slowing. Care and viligence is a must given the rates found throughout the state.
You will see on the last page of the Concord Carlisle Data Dashboard is an overview of the phases for vaccine distribution. Educators are listed in Phase 2 which is targeted for February through April. The general public is listed in Phase 3 outlined from April through June. We are working closely with the health officials and will be engaged in the plan for distribution.
Finally, you will see a statement below regarding pending legal action as happens on occasion. Since it is information available to the public, we wanted to be open and transparent about it within the constraints of what can be shared.
Have a great weekend.
District leaders and the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee have recently learned of its involvement in a legal action filed by a former student of the CCRSD and pertaining to CCTV, Inc., the former independent local cable access organization that provided programming and broadcast services to the Region. While CCTV, Inc. was an independent corporation, its operations were based on CCRSD property. The former student did not attend school with any current CCRSD students, and the District leaders have no reason to believe that any other current or former students of the CCRSD were involved.
We respect the rights of the plaintiff to pursue their claims and are carefully looking into this matter with the assistance of counsel to ensure that it is handled appropriately. To protect the privacy of the former student, and on the advice of counsel, we are unable to offer further comment on this pending litigation. However, all members of our community should know that the safety of our students, teachers and staff remains the District’s top priority.