The last time Slater and Marjo spoke with Mayor Linda Tyer and Superintendent Jason McCandless, the two leaders were both in agreement that schools were unlikely to reopen in Pittsfield and/or Massachusetts.

On Tuesday afternoon Governor Charlie Baker announced that students would not be returning to school for the remainder of the academic year.

He also announced that remote learning would continue however.

Gov. Charlie Baker announced the decision during a press conference Tuesday. He emphasized that it is not the end of the school year but that remote learning will continue in all districts, public and private.

Baker also reiterated that this situation is not ideal for parents and students alike; however found it necessary to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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