The current plan approved by the Wichita Public Schools Board of Education calls for students in sixth through 12th grades to learn remotely through the first nine weeks of the school year. It’s now possible that they could return to the classroom next month.
Emotional turbulence is likely to come with the changes headed for families this fall. As students return to school with online or hybrid formats and traditional events canceled, emotions will run high for families.
Kansas teachers who quit because they don’t feel safe returning to teaching in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic might have to pay their school districts up to $10,000 for backing out of their contracts.