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Sununu says NH schools must offer some in-person learning

Published: Feb. 18, 2021 at 1:16 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 18, 2021 at 6:26 PM EST
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CONCORD, N.H. (WCAX) - New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu is forcing teachers back into the classroom next month.

The governor said he’ll sign an executive order Friday forcing schools that are fully remote to offer at least two days of in-person instruction by March 8th. This only affects a couple of dozen schools that are mostly in the southeastern part of the state.

“Now, if schools need to close for a day or two to clean or something like that, or temporarily, if they have a cluster of illness they are allowed that flexibility, but anything beyond that would require the express written consent of the commissioner and or office for any extended period of time,” Sununu said.

He said students have had to deal with a lot over the past year and that he is concerned with the deteriorating mental health many students face due to remote learning

The governor says school employees statewide should be getting their first dose of vaccine in April. That includes 50,000 teachers, administrators, bus drivers, and staff.

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