ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - As dozens of school districts in the St. Louis area are preparing to announce reopening plans for the fall, a group called One Missouri is hoping decision makers will consider their recent poll "before jumping on the 'we've got to get kids back in school' bandwagon."
The group of researchers, writers, presenters, and consultants provides "evidence-based information on key issues" in the state, according to OneMissouri.US. They announced the results of a poll on Thursday that asked teachers "what they will do if their school district reopens face-to-face this fall."
In a response to KMOX when asked to provide more information about the poll, the OneMissouri Info Team said:
Next Monday, many of the 59 school districts and charter schools in the St. Louis area that are members of Education Plus will be announcing their reopening plans for the fall semester.
Ziegler believes many districts will use what he calls an A/B Hybrid schedule.
"Where a portion of their students are there on, I'll call it an A day, a portion of their students are there on B days and they'll have two days of in-person class a week and then one day where the entire district will be on a virtual day," Ziegler says. "Essentially a student would be engaged in education every day, but only two of those days would be in person, in school."