• LaReina Hopson, editor

BOE Votes to Bring Students Back for Second Nine Weeks

On Oct. 20, the Wichita Board of Education (BOE) had a meeting regarding the possibility of returning to school. During this meeting, the board voted on a motion to have a blended, or hybrid, model for middle and high schoolers.

The motion passed 4-2, which means that on Nov. 9 students that chose on-site at Fall enrollment will begin the back to school process, while students that chose to be remote at enrollment will remain online.

In the hybrid model proposed, half of the students, presumably separated by last name, will attend school on Mondays and Tuesdays. Wednesdays will be “off days,” the meaning of which is still up in the air.

On Thursdays and Fridays the other half of students will attend onsite. Students not at school will still log in and participate in their classes from Microsoft Teams.

As of now, when students are in school they will still be learning from computers and Teams, as the teacher will still need to teach the other half of students that are remote and online.

The meeting Tuesday evening left a few questions unanswered and left a lot up in the air, so the decisions that need answering will likely be made by the district at some point in the near future.

The stream of information is still constantly changing, so anything previously discussed is subject to change at any time.


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