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Lompoc Unified unveils hybrid-learning model for start of 2020-21 school year

Students would only attend classes in-person a few days a week
Posted at 3:55 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 00:40:46-04

The upcoming school year will look different for students and staff in the Lompoc Unified School District.

The district announced its plans for a hybrid-learning model to start off the 2020-2021 school year, which has been pushed back to Aug. 31.

In order to allow for social distancing during dropoff and pickup and while in classrooms, on buses and during lunch and recess periods, the district says students will be attending classes on campus on a modified schedule.

For elementary students, it will likely mean in-person learning two days a week, either Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday.

For the secondary level, students will attend either Monday and Tuesday and a half day Wednesday or Thursday and Friday with a half day Wednesday.

"We had over 100 staff who contributed to developing our reopening plans. In addition, we received over 4,500 survey results from staff and parents on their preferences for the reopening of schools," said Superintendent Trevor McDonald in a press release.

Students will reportedly be divided into groups and the numbers of students on each bus will be lessened.

A survey will also go out to parents wishing for a virtual learning environment where their children learn full-time from home.

More plans from the district will be released when available.