Through this difficult and unprecedented time, MCPSA stands by to continue to support and provide resources to charter public schools across the state. As a remote workplace, MCPSA is uniquely positioned to maintain critical services to our public schools, while also supporting its own staff with their child care, elder care, and/or personal health needs. Throughout our work, we are committed to keeping the children, families, and educators of our state at the center of all that we do.
As you may know, many charter public school leaders across the state made the decision to close their schools prior to the Governor’s announcement on Sunday, and now, all charter public schools will be closed at least until April 7th, the current date established by the state. As you may also know, the city of Boston has announced that Boston Public Schools will remain closed until April 27th. A number of charter public schools in Boston are following a similar closure plan.
As such, charter public school staff across our state have been working around the clock to prioritize the health and safety of their students, as well as creating plans for distance learning and meal pick-up/delivery amidst extended school closure. Many schools have also been gathering and sharing available local and national resources for the wider community.
If you have any questions about your specific charter public school in Massachusetts, including information about closure, distance learning, meal pick-up/delivery, and/or other community resources and programs, please visit their website. You can find a list of all charter public schools in the state, with links to their sites, here.
While there are many challenges ahead, we are confident that we will be able to come together and emerge from this crisis stronger than before.
Thank you and please stay healthy and safe,
Executive Director, Massachusetts Charter Public School Association