Columbia Public Schools students will return to in-person learning on Jan. 19. The board of education voted to affirm its return plan during Monday night’s meeting.
Elementary students learned in-person for roughly three weeks in the fall, before the board voted in November to make all age groups learn online only again because of coronavirus concerns. Middle schoolers and high schoolers have been learning almost completely virtually since March.
Younger CPS students, up to fifth grade, will learn in-person four days a week, leaving Wednesdays open to clean district buildings. Students in sixth grade and up will use a hybrid model, learning in-seat two days a week.