COVID-19

Kalamazoo schools seeks input on in-person classes

The district will gauge community sentiment on its plans during a series of virtual listening sessions next week.

As Kalamazoo Public Schools enters the second half of its first trimester of online education, the district is seeking input from parents, students, and teachers on its plans for in-person classes in November.

As it stands, the district is planning a mix of online and in-person classes during its second trimester, which begins November 30. Students would take classes virtually two days per week and attend classes two days per week. One day would be reserved for online support sessions.

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KPS plans to hold a series of virtual town halls beginning next week to assess the community’s opinions of in-person classes.

Superintendent Dr. Rita Raichoudhuri said the hybrid class plan isn’t a done deal.

“We will continue to study infection rates and review data from other districts who have already returned to in-person instruction,” she said in a statement on the district’s website. “A decision about the second trimester will be announced at the KPS Board of Education meeting on October 22.”

You can see the full schedule and register for the town halls here.

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