Pasco School District moves forward with blended learning start dates

PASCO, Wash. – By unanimous decision, the Pasco School District Board of Directors decided Tuesday night to work towards transitioning elementary, middle and high school students to a blended learning model of education.

The plan to transition all students in the Pasco School District from remote-only to in-person blended learning depends on a successful phasing of elementary students first.

At Tuesday’s virtual School Board meeting, the board members unanimously agreed to start Pre-K through 2nd grade on November 9, with grades 3-5 beginning on November 16.

Middle school and high school students would transition to blended learning at Trimester (December 3, 2020), provided:

  1.  Successful phasing of elementary students
  2.  Community health conditions support moving forward
  3.  Additional mitigation measures as recommended by Benton Franklin Health District can be implemented

More details on the mitigation measures as well as public comment can be seen here.

The Pasco School District Board of Directors will meet again on November 9.