State education officials intend to provide school districts with guidance on summer programming early next week, followed by a mid-June distribution of draft fall guidance to help schools plan to reopen in the new academic year.

“I want to be clear, we are working to have schools up and running in the fall, with appropriate safety protocols,” commissioner Jeff Riley said during a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting Tuesday. “Moreover, we hope to have some summer programming as well, but as with all, we will await the guidance from the administration on the timeline and the phases and when things are available.”

Schools across Massachusetts were shuttered in mid-March as the state prepared for a surge in COVID-19 cases,

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