Richland School District fourth, fifth graders will go back to online learning only

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RICHLAND, Wash. – Fourth and fifth graders in Richland will not be going back to class after Thanksgiving break.

At their meeting Tuesday night, the Richland School Board voted 4 to 1 to return those grades back to online learning only.

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The fourth and fifth students had just been allowed back into classrooms about two weeks ago.

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Along with the latest spike in COVID-19 cases, not being able to find enough substitutes for when teachers would call in sick or had to quarantine was another reason they cited for the decision.

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While they work to hire more subs, fourth and fifth grades will stay home, but Pre-K through 3rd grades will continue their current hybrid schedule.

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