The Utica City School District Board of Education approved a plan to allow K-6 students to learn in person twice a week starting March 8.
Elementary school students will be split into two cohorts, with one attending in person on Mondays and Tuesdays, and the other on Thursdays and Fridays.
All students will be remote on Wednesdays.
The first time since the start of the pandemic.
Tonight the utica schools board of education approved a plan for elementary school students to begin a hybrid learning system starting monday march 8th.
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The elementary school students will be split into two cohorts, with one group ito schs and tuesdays, and the other on thursdays and fridays.
All students will be remote on wednesdays.
Students will not change classrooms throughout the day, as specialized instructors such as in music and art will instead go to them.
The board also voted to give superintendent bruce karam the authority to open middle and high schools down the road.
Similar proposals were discussed to reopen the rest of the district, and the superintendent put forrd atimele back in the classrooms. we're going to get the elementary k six tudentsn, get e bus routes aneverythi smoe students and the teachers and the parents in the routine at the elementary level.
When that's done within a couple of weeks to three weeks, we're looking somewhere in that timeframe.
We can start the middle school, and then shortly thereafter we'd like to get to high school.
Each individual school will be creating a plan regarding student drop off and dismissal.
And programs such as occupational therapy and school counseling will take place remotely, but after nearly a full year, students are heading back to the classroom.