Chandler USD to discuss possibility of hybrid learning, returning in person at meeting Sept. 2

The Chandler USD governing board will meet Sept. 2 to discuss plans for reopening with options ranging from a hybrid model to opening in-person five days a week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Chandler USD governing board will meet Sept. 2 to discuss plans for reopening with options ranging from a hybrid model to opening in-person five days a week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Chandler USD governing board will meet Sept. 2 to discuss plans for reopening with options ranging from a hybrid model to opening in-person five days a week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Chandler USD governing board will meet Sept. 2 to discuss plans for reopening with options ranging from a hybrid model to opening in-person five days a week. The board is expected to select one of the four options during the meeting that begins at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on YouTube.

The district will be presenting three main options: a six-day A/B hybrid, a five-day A/B hybrid or returning fully in person with safety protocols. The board will also discuss a fourth option of returning in person with a staggered start just for the elementary schools. The difference in the two hybrid models appears to be the number of days a week that a student would be receiving lessons in person. Both hybrid models have students splitting time between the campus and virtual learning. In the five-day model, students will have in-person instruction two times per week with live interaction through online learning three times per week. The six-day model will have students with their teacher in person three times in week one and twice in week two, with the weeks alternating by group.


Ahead of the board meeting, which will be held virtually, the public was invited to submit comment cards to the district and the governing board. In total, 1,187 comments were received for the Sept. 2 meeting with 59% of the comments asking to return to fully in-person as soon as possible.

Another 16% of commenters expressed that they would rather have their child remain in distance learning until the end of the first quarter as the governing board initially approved in early August.

The livestream of the meeting can be found here at 6 p.m.
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