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Expert Advisory Panel 4 discussed the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic among different communities in the area and how different racial groups have been affected more than others in terms of their health and safety.

Expert Advisory Panel 4 discusses impacts of COVID-19 pandemic for various communities

Rowan Roudebush, Longform Editor March 20, 2021

Expert Advisory Panel 4: Public Health, Safety, and Logistics convened via Zoom on March 19 to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities in Brookline. Panel...

Volunteers help load and unload Food Pantry trucks. The Food Pantry allows Brookline residents to continue helping their community during the pandemic.

Brookline Food Pantry persists despite COVID-19 challenges

Zoe Brooks and Mila Seifert March 16, 2021

Despite the challenges that COVID-19 has posed, the Brookline Food Pantry’s heart has only strengthened. With an increased commitment to its mission, whether through packaging food, bagging groceries...

Expert Advisory Panel 4 discussed the logistics and metrics to consider for the optional four day cohort and students' mental health

Expert Advisory Panel 4 discusses student mental health and four day in-person model

Taj Horowitz, Staff Writer March 13, 2021

Expert Advisory Panel 4: Public Health, Safety, and Logistics convened via Zoom on March 12 at 3 p.m. to discuss students’ mental health and details regarding elementary schools approaching their start...

The Brookline School Committee Finance Subcommittee discussed the new updated budget for the 2021 and 2022 fiscal years and potential noon-personnel cuts.

Finance Subcommittee discusses potential changes to 2021 and 2022 school budgets

Anisa Sharma, Staff Writer March 13, 2021

Members of the Brookline School Committee Finance Subcommittee convened via Zoom at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 11 to discuss the updated school budget for the 2021 and 2022 fiscal years and to contemplate...

Due to concerns over safety and logistical difficulties, students have made the switch from hybrid to remote learning.

Hybrid learning challenges cause students to switch to remote school

Alejandro Gonzalez, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Senior Kevin Liao raced up and down the stairs as he tried to find good WiFi for his B-block class. He had gone to the Schluntz Gymnasium: no luck. He visited the library next: no luck. Finally, he went...

The Brookline Health Department at 11 Pierce St. houses the town sponsored testing site. Their testing program gives further insight to the town on the spread of COVID-19

Brookline testing sites provide useful data for preventing COVID-19

Sofia Hauser, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

Long q-tips and medical professionals in face shields and masks. People patiently waiting for a turn to be tested, then spending the next day awaiting results isolated at home. Brookline’s new testing...

Expert Advisory Panel 4: Public Health, Safety and Logistics discussed new challenges to four day in-person learning. Personal protective equipment (PPE) played a crucial role in the discussion in what is necessary to ensure safety for students and staff.

Expert Advisory Panel 4 discusses new obstacles of four day in-person attendance

Anya Rao, Staff Writer March 7, 2021

Expert Advisory Panel 4: Public Health, Safety and Logistics convened via Zoom on Mar. 5 at 3 p.m. to discuss important information about the Public Schools of Brookline (PSB) pooled testing program and...

Two surveys show a majority were worried about COVID-19 after winter break.

Precautions and worries after winter break

Anisa Sharma, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

Students walked into their first period classroom, squirted hand sanitizer into their hands and grabbed a paper towel to wipe down their desks. The first day back from winter break is often an abrupt transition...

Expert Advisory Panel 4 outlined a new plan for pooled testing this Friday. The plan involves cooperation with different testing sites in the Greater Boston area. One such testing site, mPathy, will soon be closing doors at its Brookline location.

Expert Advisory Panel 4 unveils cohesive plan for pooled testing

Alice MacGarvie Thompson, Staff Writer February 28, 2021

Expert Advisory Panel 4: Public Health, Safety and Logistics met on Feb. 26 at 3:15 p.m. to announce their plan for pooled and individual testing in Brookline Public Schools. Coordinator of Student...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Class of 2021 and college admissions officers have had to adapt to the changes in the college process.

Seniors adapt to changed college processes due to COVID-19

Ava Varrell, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

Every year, millions of high school students head into the college admissions process thinking they know what to expect. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented change to the future. Countless...

Convening this Friday, February the 19th, the Expert Advisory Panel 4 discussed the possibility of reopening the school to students for four day in person learning. Whilst no definitive decision was made, BSC members urged some sort of consensus for the sake of negotiations with parents and teachers.

Expert Advisory Panel 4 discusses possibility of reopening school to four day in-person attendance

Anya Rao, Staff Writer February 21, 2021

Expert Advisory Panel 4: Public Health, Safety and Logistics convened via Zoom on Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. to discuss information about COVID-19 testing in Brookline, adjusting their recommendations for new Centers...

Brookline transitions to pooled testing to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Brookline transitions to pooled testing to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Anisa Sharma, Staff Writer February 19, 2021

Jennifer Barrer-Gall heads down to the clinic at the Old Lincoln School (OLS), where she quickly swabs her nose, seals her sample tightly in a tube and returns to her classroom, expecting to receive her...

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