Secondary students in the Clarkston School District will return to their classrooms Friday after a two-week hiatus from in-person learning. The change announced Wednesday follows the timetable the district laid out earlier this month when it switched its middle and high school students to remote learning because of increased COVID-19 cases in the county and a high number of absences. Students in the “B” group will be welcomed back to both schools Friday, followed by the “A” group students Monday. Clarkston High School Principal Doug LaMunyan said he hopes students will come back to a hybrid learning schedule Nov. 30, but said a decision had not yet been made.
Superintendent Thaynan Knowlton said he plans to do a Facebook Live session this afternoon to let parents know when a decision will be made on how education will look for the rest of the 2020 year. If cases continue to go up, schools may be forced to go back to remote learning. The district started its school year with a hybrid model that limited buildings to a 50 percent capacity. There have been 21 cases of COVID-19 reported within the district since the start of the school year, 10 of which were still active as of Wednesday. (Lewiston Tribune)