Middle and high school students in the South Bend Community School Corporation could soon return to a four-day week of in-person classes. The school board approved a pilot program at its meeting on Monday, March 1.
Edison and Jefferson Middle School and Riley and Adams High School will be the first to send students back for a four-day week.
Chief Academic Officer Brandon White said the schools were chosen since their principals had already contacted him and expressed interest in participating in a pilot program.
According to the plan, eighth and twelfth grade students will return on March 15, followed by all students in grades 6-12 on March 22. Wednesdays will remain a district-wide e-learning day, and all students who want to continue full-time virtual learning will be able to do so.
The board will vote on March 29 whether to return secondary students at all district schools to in-person classes. If approved, all students would be able return to in-person learning on April 12.
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