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Select KCKPS students could return to classrooms in February

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Posted at 9:51 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 22:51:13-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some Kansas City, Kansas, Public School District students will return to in-person learning next month.

The KCKPS Board of Education voted, 6-1, on Tuesday to tentatively allow select students in kindergarten through fifth grade and high school seniors to go back to the classroom four days per week beginning Feb. 22.

Kindergarten through fifth grade students who meet the following criteria are eligible:

  • Chronic absenteeism or are at a high risk of not progressing to the next grade level;
  • English as a Second Language students who have been in the U.S. less than one year;
  • Those who have an Individualized Education Program and spend 40% to 50% of their learning time in a special education setting;
  • Those in foster care or who are experiencing homelessness.

Seniors who are at risk of not graduating also can return to the classroom.