Philly superintendent outlines plan to phase in in-person classes

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students are returning to Philadelphia School District buildings starting the week of Nov. 30. Superintendent William Hite Wednesday is announcing details of the phased-in return to in-person classes.

Pre-K through second graders are going back to school buildings first, starting the week of Nov. 30.

Students would be in school two days a week, with all students learning remotely on Wednesdays.

The district says the target return date for students with special needs in grades 3 through 12 is January.

Ninth graders and Career and Technical Education students would return next but there’s no firm date. And so far, there’s no word on when other students would go back to school buildings.

The district says parents can choose to continue all-virtual instruction for their children if they want.

Hite has said either way, students would remain with their same teachers because classrooms have now been wired to stream the classes.

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