When regulations are passed by the state Board of Ed on an emergency basis, they are only in effect for three months before they have to be reconsidered. Because emergency regs forego their public comment period, that happens after the initial vote, but before the permanent one.
The time on learning changes that were passed by the Board back in December are now out for public comment:
Written comments on the regulation may be submitted by mail to: Mary E. Morales, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148; by fax to: 781-338-3390; or by e-mail to: email@example.com. The deadline for submission of public comment is January 29, 2021. The Board is expected to vote on the proposed permanent regulations at its regular monthly meeting in February 2021.