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Hartford Mayor Bronin, Superintendent Torres-Rodriguez, say Hartford Public Schools offer option of in-person schooling

They will also announce a partnership that will bring around 4,000 thermometers to students.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin was joined Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez to announce that the City’s Health and Human Services Department, in partnership with Hartford Public Schools, distribution of approximately 4,000 free thermometers to Hartford Public Schools students. 

Mayor Bronin started the press conference by saying Hartford is offering the option of in-person schooling. A survey of families in the area showed 54 percent preferred distance learning, the remaining would opt for in classroom learning and some have not responded. Hartford also delayed the first day of school until September 8. They are offering full in person classes for students pre-k through 9th grade with a remote learning option, but for 10-12th grades, they're adopting the hybrid model and will only be in school two days a week.

Hartford superintendent and city leaders will distribute thermometers Wednesday morning from 9 to noon at Fred Wish Museum School on Barbour Street. They'll also be handing them out at the Parkville Community School.

Tuesday they were also distributing free backpacks, masks and people could also fill out their census forms.

They'll also hand out thermometers on Monday, August, 24, at Weaver High School (415 Granby Street) and Global Communications Academy (85 Edwards Street).