SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LANCASTER makes big changes for elementary schools – WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.

The school board for the School District of Lancaster decided at a Tuesday night meeting to move to online instruction for all pre-K through fifth graders who had returned to class this fall. High school and middle school students were already remote learning.TimelineRemote learning will start after the Thanksgiving break. In-person classes would resume on Jan. 25, 2021 at the earliest.A limited number of special education students will continue in-person classes four days a week.”We are faced with the responsibility of being a public health institution. It’s time for us to flatten the curve again. My hope is that after the new year, we will have convinced our community and we will begin to flatten that curve, and we will start bringing our students back,” said School Board President Edith Gallagher.The school board discussed their decision for hours following a teachers rally calling for a move to fully online learning.COVID casesBuchanan Elementary has had the highest count of COVID-19 cases of the district’s elementary schools with a total of four cases. Most elementary schools in the School District of Lancaster have had two or three.

The school board for the School District of Lancaster decided at a Tuesday night meeting to move to online instruction for all pre-K through fifth graders who had returned to class this fall. High school and middle school students were already remote learning.

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Timeline

Remote learning will start after the Thanksgiving break. In-person classes would resume on Jan. 25, 2021 at the earliest.

A limited number of special education students will continue in-person classes four days a week.

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“We are faced with the responsibility of being a public health institution. It’s time for us to flatten the curve again. My hope is that after the new year, we will have convinced our community and we will begin to flatten that curve, and we will start bringing our students back,” said School Board President Edith Gallagher.

The school board discussed their decision for hours following a teachers rally calling for a move to fully online learning.

Lancaster teachers rally.

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Lancaster teachers held a rally before the meeting.

COVID cases

Buchanan Elementary has had the highest count of COVID-19 cases of the district’s elementary schools with a total of four cases. Most elementary schools in the School District of Lancaster have had two or three.

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