January 2022 Update
It’s 2022 and we are seeing the dire consequences of policy decisions made by Governor Baker and Commissioner Riley last Spring before the emergence of the Delta and Omicron variants of Covid. We are still calling for an end to the statewide ban on remote learning in order to protect the health and safety and students and staff.
We are also supporting a demand by BPS Parents for Covid Safety for a 2-week emergency closure of all school buildings in Boston. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/FamCOSa or email email@example.com.
We are also supporting an online petition started by BPS students that you can sign and share here: https://chng.it/RxLqpmPX5Z
Contact Your Local Officials
Tell them “With problems regarding test supplies and testing/tracing personnel, staff absences due to infection, the city’s COVID-19 positivity rate surpassing 18%, and the highly contagious Omicron variant spiking, we should temporarily stop in-person learning to ensure a safer environment for all!”
- Sample Letter to Boston Policymakers (English)
- Sample Letter to Boston Policymakers (Spanish)
Contact State Policymakers
Tell them “The Statewide ban on remote learning options is harming students and staff. Allow schools and districts to close schools and continue to engage students until the Omicron surge subsides!” and add your own story and concerns as well.
- Phone Number: 617-725-4005
- Contact Form: https://www.mass.gov/forms/email-the-governors-office (scroll down for form)
- Tweet @MassGovernor
Commissioner Jeffrey Riley
- Phone Number: 781-338-3100
- Contact Form: https://www.doe.mass.edu/contact/qanda.aspx
- Tweet @MASchoolK12