Salt Lake middle, high school students to return to in-person learning

Jan 20, 2021, 5:12 AM
Salt Lake City school board members vote late Tuesday to allow in-person return to schools as an op...
Salt Lake City school board members vote late Tuesday to allow in-person return to schools as an option on a two-day format. Members met on zoom and voted 6-1 to approve the plan

SALT LAKE CITY — Middle and high school students in the Salt Lake School District will be returning to the classroom next month. The school board’s 6-1 vote will allow a return to in-person learning to begin Feb. 8.

In an hours-long virtual meeting of the school board Tuesday night, interim Superintendent Larry Madden laid out his plan, which includes a Monday/Thursday, or Tuesday/Friday format. The plan is optional for students wishing to return to on-site classes.

“Secondary students that desire an in-person option would have the option of coming two days a week, to keep the total number of students low and to maximize our ability to social distance. Students would attend either on Mondays and Thursdays or on Tuesdays and Fridays,” he said.

The school district continues to operate on mostly remote mode — aside from small groups of students who receive in-person instruction such as students who receive special education services, are English language learners or are struggling academically.

Other business discussed Tuesday night included a plan for elementary students in the Salt Lake District to split into a one-third remote, one-third in-person, and one-third expanded or hybrid model for teachers who want to keep their students.

Plans were discussed for a new building at the current school board site at 406 East 100 South. The new building would include a multi-level parking garage, an outdoor plaza and the ability to open meeting rooms for extra space in order to continue safe social distancing, according to Paul Schulte,  Executive Director Auxiliary Services.  He told board members that before construction would begin, there would have to be bidding, possibly by spring, abatement and demolition of the current structure, with ground-breaking and construction starting as soon as October 2021.

Vaccinations ramping up for Utah teachers and school staff

Davis School District rolls out COVID-19 vaccine for teachers and faculty

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Today’s Top Stories

All News

Police arrested a man in Washington County on suspicion of human trafficking a child on Thursday. ...

UHP arrests man suspected of trafficking New England teen

Court documents show that the UHP pulled over Tevon Jarrell Cullors-Tillman after his car was spotted driving erratically.
10 hours ago
Follow @SimoneSeikaly...
Simone Seikaly

Elk herd again on the move near Foothill Drive and Parley’s Canyon

Drivers near Foothill Drive and Parley's Canyon were warned to remain vigilant as officials worked to move the herd.
10 hours ago
A high altitude balloon floats over Billings, Mont., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. The U.S. is tracki...
Oren Liebermann, Haley Britzky and Michael Conte, CNN

Pentagon tracking suspected Chinese spy balloon over the US

(CNN) — The US is tracking a suspected Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon over the continental United States, defense officials said on Thursday, a discovery that risks adding further strain to tense US-China relations. Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder said the US government has been tracking the balloon for several days as it made its way over […]
10 hours ago
quit their jobs...
PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer

US added a strong 517,000 jobs in January despite Fed hikes

The Fed is aiming to achieve a "soft landing" — a pullback in the economy that is enough to tame high inflation without triggering recession.
10 hours ago
A federal law that prohibits people subject to domestic violence restraining orders from possessing...
Tierney Sneed, CNN

Law barring people with domestic violence restraining orders from having guns is unconstitutional, court rules

 (CNN) — A federal law that prohibits people subject to domestic violence restraining orders from possessing firearms is unconstitutional, a conservative-leaning appeals court ruled Thursday. The ruling is the latest significant decision dismantling a gun restriction in the wake of the Supreme Court’s expansion of Second Amendment rights last year in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. […]
10 hours ago
Mountain America Credit Union will pick 
 up the tab for the adoption of all larger dogs this weeke...
Mark Jackson

Credit union picking up tab this weekend for adoption of larger dogs

Mountain America Credit Union will pick up the fees for the adoption of all larger dogs from Friday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 5.
10 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Banner with Cervical Cancer Awareness Realistic Ribbon...
Intermountain Health

Five Common Causes of Cervical Cancer – and What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness month and cancer experts at Intermountain Health are working to educate women about cervical cancer, the tests that can warn women about potential cancer, and the importance of vaccination.
Kid holding a cisco fish at winterfest...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Get Ready for Fun at the 2023 Bear Lake Monster Winterfest

The Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is an annual weekend event jam-packed full of fun activities the whole family can enjoy. This year the event will be held from January 27-29 at the Utah Bear Lake State Park Marina and Sunrise Resort and Event Center in Garden City, Utah. 
happy friends with sparklers at christmas dinner...

15 Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas

We’ve scoured the web for you and narrowed down a few of our favorite Christmas dinner ideas to make your planning easy. Choose from the dishes we’ve highlighted to plan your meal or start brainstorming your own meal plan a couple of weeks before to make sure you have time to shop and prepare.
Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...

5 Game Day Snacks for the Whole Family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...

The Best Tools for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Workplace Success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
Salt Lake middle, high school students to return to in-person learning