Timeline of Westport Public Schools Delays


Staff File

Grades 6th through 8th will be attending Bedford next year.

Will Boberski, Staff Writer

Sometimes I find myself wondering, often perched over my computer checking Schoology or working on a distance learning assignment, how we even got here.

To me, at least, it seems like only yesterday that we were back in school: chatting in the lunchroom, playing outside, worrying about tests and quizzes, and then, suddenly, everything changed. On March 11, David Abbey announced that schools would be closed indefinitely, prompting speculation that schools would be closed at least for the rest of the week, if not longer.

Few students knew exactly how long distance learning would last, and in many ways, we still don’t.

In a recent BMS newsletter, the BMS Leadership Team wrote that it presumed schools would be closed for the remaining seven weeks of the school year. Governor Ned Lamont has not yet spoken on state-wide closures after May 20, yet he has confirmed that schools will be closed until then, leaving around another month of distance learning. While it is uncertain how the 2019-2020 school year will end, we can at least reflect on the decisions that have brought us here and, with the past in mind, plan for the future.

Will Boberski