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Franklin City School Board approves phase-in back-to-school plan

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Posted at 10:21 AM, Feb 19, 2021

FRANKLIN, Va. - The Franklin City School Board approved a phase-in plan for students returning to in-person instruction.

The revised plan will have students on the hybrid learning plan coming back to school on March 15, 2021.

As part of the hybrid plan, all elementary and middle school students will be in-person for three days and virtual for two, with pre-K, K, first grade, sixth grade and seventh grade students returning March 15-18. Second grade, third grade and eighth grade students will begin the hybrid schedule March 22 through 26.

Fourth and fifth grade students will remain virtual with a Day Camp option through the school.

Ninth and tenth graders will return for Monday and Tuesday and learn virtually for the other three days starting March 15. Eleventh and twelfth graders will return for Wednesday and Thursday and learn virtually for the other three days starting March 22.

According to a survey of Franklin City Schools parents, 45 percent of the student population chose the hybrid learning model and will be returning to school. 55 percent chose to remain on the virtual learning plan.

“I want to thank everyone in this division for rallying up to get our kids back in school,” said chairwoman Amy Phillips.