TUSD sets Nov. 12th as date to begin hybrid learning

Posted at 9:48 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 01:10:56-04

TUCSON, Ariz.  — Southern Arizona's largest school district has now decided when they'll begin hybrid learning.

The Tucson Unified School District's governing board voted Tuesday to begin hybrid learning November 12th.

This comes after weeks of discussions about when more students should be allowed to head back to the classroom.

Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo said the district is making the health and safety of students it's top priority.

"We’re going to take the time to inspect each and every learning environment to make sure that the PPE is there," Trujillo said. "That we have our sanitation supplies in play, and that all campus level efforts that are reflected in each campus’s safe re-entry plan is executed before the first day of hybrid learning."

Once students are back on campuses class sizes will be kept below 14 students.

"To allow for the appropriate social distancing and sanitation protocols that are necessary," said Dr. Trujillo.

As for sports, spirit line and full contact football practice are already underway.

All student athletes are required to remain in online classes until the end of their sports' season.

Two board members voted against beginning hybrid learning on November 12th, Adelita Grijalva and Rachael Sedgwick-Gordon.