Commissioner Edelblut issues statement on COVID-19 status at Raymond High School
Concord, NH — In response to the COVID-19 cases at Raymond High School, which has opted to conduct remote learning for the rest of the week, and possibly next week as well, Commissioner Frank Edelblut of the New Hampshire Department of Education is releasing the following statement.
“The Department of Education understands that families have legitimate concerns about COVID-19, and we are empathetic to those impacted by the virus. As we continue to work with school districts and have ongoing dialogue with school administrators, I am acutely aware that these decisions being made at the local level impact children, parents, teachers, work schedules and more. While all of these factors must be weighed, we have learned throughout the past year that most students are happy and learn best during in-person instruction, which provides them with the greatest opportunities for success. Remote learning should be a last resort, and should only be in place for a short period of time if found to be absolutely necessary for safety reasons.”