Nampa schools to allow some students full-time, new models start Jan. 19

Posted at 8:13 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 10:52:38-05

NAMPA, Idaho — The Nampa School District will alter its reopening plan to allow some students to return to full in-person learning.

During the meeting, one of the board of trustees said,

"I feel like it's time to return to given our children in classroom learning opportunities. I feel like they need to be in classrooms every weekday. Not only for their education but for their social and emotional learning. Our teachers and students have been extraordinary in transitioning and adapting in these unprecedented times."

The Board of Trustees voted 3-2 to amend the district's reopening model to allow students in pre-k through elementary to learn in-person five days a week. Middle school students will continue hybrid learning in line with the current plan. Both models will go into effect Jan. 19.

"I'm hopeful as the vaccine rolls out and we continue to work together as a community to decrease the COVID-19 numbers, we can see open the doors for our full return for secondary students as well,"said one of the board of trustees.

The Board of Trustees also voted 3-1 and one abstain to adopt Gov. Brad Little's athletic plan, amended by Southern Idaho Conference. This will prohibit fans from visiting teams from attending games, according to the district.