California school board expected to vote on hybrid plan that excludes just 7th graders from in-person learning

 

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EXCLUSIVE: A us-regions school district will vote this Thursday on whether to move forward with a controversial hybrid plan that excludes only seventh graders or to nix in-person learning altogether. 

The Oak Grove School District, located in San Jose County and only comprising K-8 schools, has been holding distance learning since the beginning of the infectious-disease, a parent told Fox News. 

Last month, school board members came up with a hybrid plan where students will spend half of the week on campus and the other half distance learning – that is, everyone except seventh graders, who will spend the rest of the school year learning from home.  

Students following COVID-19 safety guidelines while learning in-person. 

Students following COVID-19 safety guidelines while learning in-person. 
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The decision came during a March 11 school board meeting, following gavin-newsom” target=”_blank”>California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s<

“I’ve been able to protect myself and my family and my 75-year-old mother who lives alone, following the safety guidelines from the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the county public health department,” she said. “So, I don’t understand why we’re moving so slowly and we’re still not back in school at all.”  

Harville said she understands the fear and apprehension that some teachers have about resuming in-person learning, but “you still ultimately have a job to do, and your job is teaching the kids.”

This Thursday, the Oak Grove school board is expected to vote on whether go forward with the proposed A/B hybrid model or nix in-person learning altogether for the remainder of the school year, sources tell Fox News.

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Jorge Pacheco Jr., president of the Oak Grove Board of Trustees, told Fox News that the district will be hosting a virtual information night on Tuesday ahead of Thursday’s vote. 

“Personally, I support allowing 7th graders to participate in our hybrid program and I hope the rest of the board feels the same way on Thursday,” Pacheco said in a statement. 

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