Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it will be a challenging start to the school year in New Bedford, but Superintendent Thomas Anderson intends to meet all challenges head on.

Anderson joined Townsquare Sunday to discuss the origins of the hybrid plan to reopen schools, what will happen at the start of school on September 16, how the district is meeting the challenges of remote learning, and how school officials are preparing their buildings when students gradually return to their classrooms in October.

Anderson also spelled out the rules for face coverings in school, the district's plan for social distancing, and the superintendent's wishes that students and teachers "get outside" for classes and lunch, for instance.

The complete interview with Superintendent Anderson can be heard here:

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