Air Flow Data ‘Discrepancies’ Sends Belmont Schools Back To Remote Learning

Photo: Descrepancies in an Excel spreadsheet caused Belmont schools to go remote this week A critical report used to determine the safety of Belmont school buildings to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic was revealed this week to be riddled with miscalculations forcing the School District to shut down in-school hybrid learning for kindergarteners and elementary […]

Town Adminstrator Re-Ups ‘Til 2024 With New Contract

Photo: Patrice Garvin With enthusiastic backing from the Bemont Select Board, Town Administrator Patrice Garvin will be sticking around Town Hall for a few more years. The town’s chief administrative officer was offered a new three-year contract commencing Jan. 15, 2021 at the Select Board’s Monday, Oct. 19 meeting. The agreement came after a month-long […]

District Introducing Streaming For Remote Hybrid Students At Chenery/High School

Photo: Live streaming is coming to Belmont schools It’s been something that parents and educators have been talking about since last March and its about to happen – live streaming of classes at Belmont public schools. In an email to the community on Monday, Oct. 19, John Phelan, Bemont district superintendent, announced the development of […]

‘Stop!’ Parents Group Push School Committee To Halt High School Hybrid Model

Photo: A group of parents of Belmont High School students is trying to slam the brakes on the transition from remote to hybrid learning just two days before it is to occur. The hastedly assembled group will present the results of a survey they created to the Belmont School Committee at its Tuesday, Oct. 20 […]

Want To Vote Nov. 3 In Belmont? Here’s What To Do

Photo: Ellen Cushman, Belmont Town Clerk, at the town’s drop box for voting. The presidential election 2020 is just two weeks away but there is still time for residents to register and actually cast your vote, according to Belmont Town Clerk Ellen O’Brien Cushman. Voter Registration Deadline is Oct. 24 The deadline to register to vote and […]

‘Backed Into A Corner’: Reluctant School Committee OKs High School Hybrid Plan

Photo: Belmont High School Saying they felt “backed into a corner,” the Belmont School Committee voted “reluctantly” for students at Belmont High School to enter into the approved hybrid learning phase. The proposal which passed 5-1 with Evelyn Gomez voting no, will become operational on Thursday, Oct. 22. “I just don’t think for high school […]

Third COVID Case In Belmont Schools As A Chenery Staff/Student Tests Positive

Photo: Chenery Middle School A Chenery Middle School community member – either a student or staff – has tested positive with the coronavirus, according an email from Belmont School District Superintendent John Phelan. The Belmont Health Department sent the district confirmation on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 11:45 a.m. This is the third person who either […]

Letter To The Editor: Belmont Educators Disagree With Return To In-Person Learning

Photo: To the editor: The members of the Belmont Education Association have spent the past six months balancing the needs of our students- their health and safety needs, their academic needs and their social and emotional needs- against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic On Oct. 7, the BEA was  made aware of numerous inconsistencies, […]

Positive COVID-19 Case At Belmont High, Second In District Since September

Photo: Belmont High School The Belmont Health Department reported on Friday, Oct. 9 that a Belmont High School community member – either a student or a staff member – has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Friday’s notice is the second positive individual in the district, joining a Winn Brook Elementary School community […]