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Nampa School District board approves plan to bring more students back

Nampa School District approved a recommended plan to return more students to in-person learning beginning in March.

The plan to bring secondary students back was approved unanimously by the Nampa School District Board of Trustees Tuesday.

The board recommended plan set Monday, March 29 as the first day back to allow most staff interested in getting the vaccine time to get both doses. The plan included four days a week, with one day remote. The board anticipated all staff would have the chance to get the vaccine by March 15.

The district surveyed staff on preferred start date for four days a week, with 65% of the 403 responses preferring to start after spring break. Another survey questioned asked secondary teaching staff if they preferred to continue the hybrid model or return full-time, with 51% preferring full-time for four days a week.

Trustees discussed challenges facing the district, including challenges filling positions.

The board’s plan detailed staff and students who continue with online instruction need to be accounted for, as well as plans for anyone who tests positive or has to quarantine.

The plan details if Nampa moves to green categorization, the district will move to five days a week for all grades.

The district brought students pre-k through elementary to in person learning in January. The Board of Trustees voted 3-2 on Jan. 5 to amend the district’s reopening model to allow students in pre-k through elementary to learn in-person five days a week. Middle school students will continue hybrid learning in line with the current plan. Both models will go into effect Jan. 19.

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