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Watch: Boise School District to resume in-person learning Jan. 19

The school board voted in November to move students back to an all-remote learning environment through Jan. 15, 2021 due to rising coronavirus infections.

BOISE, Idaho — Members of the Boise School District Board of Trustees met to discuss updates to the district's reopening plan at 6 p.m. on Monday night. During the meeting, the board voted to resume the hybrid learning model on Jan. 19.

Additionally, the board voted to sign an order from Gov. Little that would allow two people per athlete at sporting events, to include cheerleaders and dancers. The order has not been adopted at this time, but was signed during the meeting.

The school board voted unanimously in November to move students back to an all-remote learning environment through Jan. 15, 2021 due to rising coronavirus infections.

The district is currently slated to move back to a hybrid model - with students splitting up the week between in-class learning and online studies - on Jan. 19. It's unclear whether that will change with the discussion planned for Monday evening. 

School officials previously cited a large number of students and staff members in quarantine, the shortage of bus drivers, and the inability to get enough substitutes to fill vacancies in their decision to move back to a fully-online program. Mask-wearing and social distancing are being enforced in Boise schools.

Another item on the agenda for trustees involved school athletics programs. The Boise School District previously said that it plans to follow the Southern Idaho Conference guidelines for winter sports, which would allow for two spectators per player during at-home games. 

Parents of students will get priority under that model, officials say. 

To watch the board meeting live, click here:

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