Novi School Board approves hybrid fall back-to-school plan

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Posted at 5:12 AM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 06:19:18-04

NOVI, Mich. (WXYZ) — As we head back to school, more districts are ironing out their plans for the start of the school year, including Novi schools.

The Novi School Board approved it's back-to-school plan by a 4 to 3 vote Thursday.

The recommendation approved by the Novi Community School District Board of Education is in-person instruction, a hybrid blend of in person & virtual as well as virtual online instruction.

Parents will have a chance to decide which mode of instruction they want for their student through next week.

The Board of Education says it's committing to these learning options through Nov. 6, 2020.

Below is the formal recommendation from Novi schools:

That the Novi community School District Board of Education approve the following options for our fall 2020 return to school:
• In-person: A hybrid blend of in-person and virtual instruction with strict adherence to clear safety protocols. The board directs the administration in concert with the teachers to identify the best possible hybrid option.
• Virtual online instruction: An online, virtual learning program for students
• The Board of Education commits to these options through November 6, 2020

View the online vote here.

In a press conference Wednesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said as of now she is leaving it up to local officials to decide what’s best for their district.

But if the state gets pushed back to phase three, then everyone will have to go virtual.

Some school districts are offering a hybrid version of learning if we continue in phase four. That’s when students learn a couple of days a week in-person and the rest online.