The Berkshire Hills Regional School District decided Thursday that students will start the school year Sept. 14 learning remotely, with the possibility of a switch to a hybrid, in-person model, depending on coronavirus infection rates.

The Berkshire Eagle reports, the district backed away from a tentative hybrid plan, since there is no standard public health metric for schools to gauge the level of risk for a return to school buildings, said district Superintendent Peter Dillon.

And the School Committee was leery of a hybrid start, given spiking infections in most of the U.S., and an upward creep of virus cases in Massachusetts.

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