In reversal of a recommendation he made last month, Berkshire Hills Regional Schools superintendent Peter Dillon tonight advised the school committee to reopen the district’s three schools using a distance learning method until such times as conditions warrant a change.
Last month Dillon had recommended opening the schools on Sept. 14 using a hybrid approach that would combine remote education with in-person learning.
While some school committee members had reservations, all those present ultimately voted for Dillon’s proposal. The vote follows Dillon’s earlier recommendation that a hybrid approach be adopted to start the year, which resulted in strenuous opposition from members of the Berkshire Hills Education Association, the labor union that represents faculty in the district.
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