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School reopening plans, In Gloucester: Parents respond to survey

Gloucester Public Schools officials continue to make plans for the 2020-2021 school year. They reviewed the results from the latest survey of parents during an electronic meeting last week.

During the July 14 meeting, assistant superintendent Chuck Wagner said the division had received 3,395 responses to its survey that closed July 13. Parents/guardians were asked to fill out one survey for each of their children.

Wagner said the responses were sorted by schools and each school was asked to get in touch with those parents/guardians who had not responded to get their answers to the survey questions.

Once schools have as many survey responses as possible, Wagner said each school is to form a focus group of staff and parents to make further considerations for opening plans for their school. He said they will be charged with keeping the “health and safety of students, staff and families at the forefront.”

“It’s unlikely that we’ll have everyone in school on the same day,” Wagn...

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