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Stevens Point public schools to return to in-person classes

By Brandi Makuski

Stevens Point public schools will take one step closer to a return to normal in April when junior high and high school students return to in-person classes four days a week.

The Stevens Point Area Public School Board learned about the change during a special meeting on Feb. 22

Cory Hirsbrunner, director of elementary education, said the district has done everything it can to help return students back to in-person classes as quickly as possible.

“We shared with that board that we’re going to bring our secondary kids back,” she said Monday night. “The goal is, if things go well with that, we’ll be able to bring all kids back five days a week before the end of the school year, but it really depends how this goes.”

Students in grades 7-12 have been attending classes two days a week, with two days of e-Learning, since the start of the 2020-21 school year.

On April 5—the start of the fourth quarter—they return to the classroom four days a week, Hirsbrunner said. Students will continue e-Learning on Wednesdays.

This story will be updated