Somerville’s School Opening Advisory Group Seeks Community Member

The City of Somerville is currently seeking applicants for a community member position on the School Opening Advisory Group. The Advisory Group will make COVID-19 data-based recommendations to the Mayor and Superintendent on school closures and reopenings.

The Advisory Group, which is a formal extension and expansion of ongoing efforts, will be composed of one community member and representatives from the Somerville Public Schools (SPS), Somerville School Committee, and the City’s COVID-19 response team. The group plans to meet weekly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applicants with expertise in medicine, epidemiology, virology, infectious disease modeling, or other related fields are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who are parents or guardians of SPS students.

Applicants interested in volunteering to serve on the Advisory Group should send their resume and a statement of interest to by noon on Friday, December 4.

The City of Somerville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings should contact Nency Salamoun in advance at 617-625-6600 x2323 or

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