GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - A day after extending remote learning for another week, the Georgetown County School District announced a new learning method coming next month.
In a video statement, Superintendent Keith Price revealed the new “Hybrid Plus” plan, which received unanimous support at a board meeting on Tuesday. The option will be implemented at elementary and intermediate schools beginning Feb. 1.
Price says “Hybrid Plus” will allow students who have attended in-person classes two days a week to now attend four days a week. A and B students will now attend school together on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Price added that Wednesdays will continue to be virtual learning days for all students, while also serving as an opportunity for teachers to collaborate and a chance for schools to continue deep cleaning efforts.
He also said the district has completed the installation of plexiglass barriers in classrooms through guidance from DHEC.
Middle and high school students will continue to follow the normal hybrid schedule, according to Price. He also said those who have signed up for the all-virtual program will continue to follow that same model.
On Tuesday, the district announced it will extend remote instruction through Jan. 22. Price reiterated Wednesday that students will return to hybrid learning on Jan. 25, with winter sports events and spring sports conditioning are also scheduled to resume on that date.
You can watch the full video statement below: