(TNS) — Atlanta Public Schools plans to move forward with its revised proposal to resume in-person learning — a move that’s dividing the district and prompting safety concerns.
Superintendent Lisa Herring on Monday presented the latest plan to the school board. It calls for four-day-a-week, face-to-face instruction to resume Oct. 26 for prekindergarten through fifth grade and some special education students. Families also can choose to continue with virtual learning.
The plan hinges on continued improvement in COVID-19 cases. Officials will look at health data on Oct. 16 to make a decision on if the district can indeed reopen 10 days later.
When APS released the updated proposal late Friday, it triggered a wave of opposition. Over the weekend, the group “We Demand Safety APS” circulated an online letter protesting the enlarged scale of the reopening plan. The plan has grown since mid-September, when the district proposed bringing back fewer