Lower Merion School District Starts Gradual Return of Students to Classrooms

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With Montgomery County incident and positivity rates creating a window of opportunity, Lower Merion School District has decided to begin the gradual return to school. Image via The Philadelphia Inquirer.

With Montgomery County incident and positivity rates creating a window of opportunity, Lower Merion School District has decided to begin the gradual return of students to classrooms, writes Jaclyn Lee for 6abc.

As part of the hybrid in-person schooling model, the schools are first welcoming back kindergarteners, with grades one to three scheduled for the next week, and so on.

“There are some other concerns about the hybrid and the transportation and the cleaning,” said Lower Merion School District spokesperson Amy Buckman, “but what we’re seeing, as we know, this is a compromise for everyone and we really try to prioritize the health and safety and the learning of our students.”

Many parents were happy to hear that their children will soon once again heading to school as remote learning has been a struggle for some. But still, many are planning to take additional precautions to minimize possible exposure to the coronavirus.

“I’ll walk them to school, I won’t put them on the bus,” said Jennifer Hepner of Wynnewood. “I felt like that was one thing I could do to keep them socially distant.”

Read more about Lower Merion School District at 6abc by clicking here.

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