Aurora Public Faculties is reversing the course, placing most college students in grades 1-Eight again into distance studying
Most grades 1-8 students will switch back to distance learning due to a worrying spike in the city’s COVID-19 infection rate, Aurora Public Schools said in a letter to parents, teachers and staff on Thursday evening.
The announcement from the district comes just three days after APS told thousands of parents that their high school kids would have to continue studying remotely until at least mid-November as more cases of the novel coronavirus are reported in Aurora.
The transition back to full distance learning for most grades 1-8 students will begin on Monday, October 26, the district said.
The decision was made during a special education committee meeting, district officials said after a review of the latest data found APS was still below their internal criteria for implementing socially distant learning – the hybrid model introduced in October 12 for the second quarter of the 2020-2021 school year.
Students with special learning needs, including students in preschool and kindergarten, students with special needs in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), students in early stages of English language development, and vocational and technical students at Pickens Technical College will continue with personal learning as per writing.
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