SMSD middle, high school students to return to in-person learning next month

Posted at 2:42 AM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 06:17:07-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Shawnee Mission School District plans to bring middle and high school students back into the classroom full-time on March 22.

The Shawnee Mission School Board set that target date at their meeting Monday night.

Middle and high school students have been learning in a hybrid model since Jan. 26.

Board members released a comprehensive mitigation and social distancing plan. The plan can be reviewed online.

The board said they are able to return students to full-time in-person learning due to Johnson County's low transmission rate and recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.

Elementary students have already been learning in-person.