Wichita Board of Education approves ‘blended’ plan

At a special meeting Tuesday night, the Wichita Board of Education approved a plan to send 6th-12th grade students back to the classroom for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year.

The board voted 4-2 to approve the OPTION 1 plan.  This is the blended On Site and My School Remote model for middle and high schools for the second 9-week quarter beginning Nov. 9.  No changes will be made to the elementary plan for the second quarter.  

Wichita Public Schools
Wichita Public Schools

This plan is only for middle and high school students who chose in-person learning when they enrolled this year.  

The blended plan for secondary schools consists of two groups – group A and group B. Group A will be on site Monday and Tuesday. Group B will go on-site Thursday and Friday. Wednesday is a remote day for all.

With the coronavirus pandemic, high school and middle school students in the Wichita Public Schools system have been remote learning through online schooling. Some educators, parents and teachers thought it’s time for students to return to onsite schooling.

Wichita Public Schools
Wichita Public Schools

Wichita Public Schools shared that since August 1, 1.6-percent of staff and .15-percent of students have tested positive for COVID-19. 4.5-percent of the staff is in quarantine.

Wichita Public Schools
Wichita Public Schools