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Beloit School District Delays Hybrid Learning Decision

The Beloit School District has delayed its decision on moving to a hybrid learning model. The decision comes after parents spoke out in favor of reopening for in-person education. According to the Beloit Daily News, the decision has been postponed until January 12th. The postponement passed by a 4-3 margin. The school board voted in July to have virtual and distance learning for the first quarter, but it was later extended to January 22nd. Under the proposed model, the district would be split into groups, with half coming in during the first half of the week, and the second half coming in the second half of the week, while Wednesday’s will remain “professional development days” Kids remaining in virtual learning would be allowed to watch the lessons at home. Some school board members said they were uncomfortable approving the model without metrics, such as staffing and positivity rates.