Seattle Public Schools releases preview of what school could look like in the fall

SEATTLE — Seattle Public Schools is giving a preview at what classes could look like in the fall.

No firm decision on a reopening plan have been made, but a hybrid model of remote and in-person learning is favored.

Superintendent Denise Juneau made it clear that with nine weeks to go until school starts, now is the time to come up with a reopening plan.

The goal of the plan is to create flexibility and choice for families to figure out how they want to fit in.

SPS staff predicts that reopening will cost more than $15 million in additional funds. The money would hire more custodial staff for cleaning and buy PPE.

A majority of parents told the district they are in favor of reopening, but some have strong reservations. Parents may elect that their children remain in remote learning.

A hybrid model could split up students and help ensure safety. The schedule for many students would be staggered.

The plan could change if the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise.

The final plan could be release in a week or so, according to a SPS spokesperson.

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