Western Mass Catholic Schools Reopening Plans

Many public school systems in Western Massachusetts are wrestling with if and how to reopen this fall amidst COVID-19. The Springfield Roman Catholic diocese has announced that 12 elementary schools and St. Mary’s High School in Westfield will fully reopen with in-class instruction.  

Daniel Baillargeon is the Superintendent of Catholic Schools in western Massachusetts. Connecting Point’s Ray Hershel sat down with Baillargeon to find out how the diocese reached its decision and what safety guidelines will be followed to keep students, teachers, and staff safe.