The mayor delayed the second wave of students returning to in-person learning, but said that high-needs students who returned the week before would continue to come into school buildings.
Speakers and protesters at the rally expressed frustration and surprise that the school district had broken what the union said was an agreement that a positive test rate of 4 percent or above would halt all in-person learning.
“Four percent is what we agreed upon and that’s what it should be,” said Liv Chaffee, an art teacher who has taught in the BPS system for a dozen years.
She said the district is pressuring teachers by advancing the false narrative that those who choose not to teach in person are abandoning their students. Those teachers would prefer to be in the classroom