Clarification Regarding Enrichment Approach

Greetings Cohasset Families,

I want to clarify why we have taken the approach of remote learning and enrichment instead of facilitating direct on-line instruction during this crisis. Please understand that as is the case with any approach to learning in a public-school setting, that we are required by law to provide access to the learning being offered to all students. We are also required by law to support all special education needs. These practices are legal and moral obligations that all public schools share.

As it is not possible to guarantee access for all, nor is it possible to guarantee that we are supporting all special education needs through direct on-line instruction currently, we are instead providing optional enrichment in order to allow for the continuity of learning. We are following federal law and the guidelines from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) with respect to our approach. Please know that we will always be inclusive with our offerings, and that we will never require assignments nor offer instruction that cannot be accessed by all.

Navigator March 20, 2020

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