EV Vol. 30, No.7 -FREEEVE ER TT AADD www.advocatenews.net Celebrating 30 Years as a household word in Everett! CTE OCAT AT Free Every Friday 617-387-2200 We can help you buy a house. So you can create a home. WHETHER YOU’RE READY TO BUY OR REFINANCE, WE’LL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE WHOLE PROCESS. TALK TO ONE OF OUR RESIDENTIAL LENDERS TODAY. 617-381-3663 BROTHERLY LOVE: Everett Police Sgt. Regina Collyer is shown with her brother, Police Chief Steven Mazzie. Collyer retired on February 19 after 32 years of service. See story on page 4. (Advocate Photo by Christopher Roberson) School offi cials endorse 419 BROADWAY, EVERETT MA 02149 61 7-38 7 - 1 1 10 7 7 1 SALEM ST, LYNNFIELD, MA 01940 7 8 1 - 7 7 6 - 4444 WWW.EVERETTBANK .COM NMLS #443050 Member FDIC Member DIF March 15 as hybrid start date By Christopher Roberson T SINCE 1921 Messinger Insurance Agency 475 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Phone: 617-387-2700 Fax: 617-387-7753 NEW COMPETITIVE AUTO RATES AND BENEFITS AVAILABLE  ACCIDENT FORGIVENESS  DISAPPEARING COLLISION DEDUCTIBLE  11% DISCOUNT WITH SUPPORTING POLICY  10% COMBINED PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT AND GREEN DISCOUNT  10% GOOD STUDENT DISCOUNT Celebrating 100 years of excellence! Monday thru Friday: 8am to 6pm Saturdays 9am to 1pm! Check out our NEW website! www.messingerinsurance.com he School Committee recently voted 7-2 to accept the proposal from Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani to initiate the hybrid learning model on March 15. The plan was also referred to the Subcommittee on Finance and Negotiations as well as to the Everett Teachers Association. “This is our best option,” Tahiliani said during the committee’s February 16 meeting, adding that the plan “adheres to our unyielding attempt to do what is best for our students and families.” Under this recommendation, teachers will receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, which is permissible under new guidance from the CDC. The second plan would have required waiting until teachers received the fi rst dose of the vaccine, thus moving the hybrid start date to April. The third plan would have required teachers to receive the fi rst and second doses, which would have pushed E Friday, February 19, 2021 Sgt. Collyer calls it a career Priya Tahiliani Superintendent of Schools the start date into May. Tahiliani also expressed her confidence in the schools’ cleanliness and air quality. “I believe our buildings are ready to welcome back our students,” she said. According to the North Shore Superintendents’ Round Table, approximately two-thirds of the districts in the area have transitioned to a hybrid model. SCHOOL | SEE PAGE 18

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