Most Orange County Schools students won't start hybrid learning until next year

Posted September 30, 2020 11:10 a.m. EDT
Updated September 30, 2020 11:30 a.m. EDT

During the 2016-17 school year, Orange County Schools recorded 70 incidents involving racial tension and feuds about the presidential election at their middle and high schools.

— Most students in the Orange County School District won't be back in the classroom until January, according to a decision made by the board of education on Tuesday night.

Exceptional children (EC) and pre-k students will return to classrooms in the start of the second quarter, or starting on Oct. 27.

Small groups of students in all other grades will return to a hybrid learning model in January 2021, according to the board. OCS students would attend school online and in-person when they return, according to the school.

Orange County school staff will be allowed to bring their school-aged children to work as long as "they adhere to safety protocols with fidelity and are not a disruption that would keep parents from performing their duties," according to a release from the district.

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