KAUKAUNA — The Kaukauna Area School District Board of Education on Monday approved a plan to increase the number of days that students in grades 5-12 would attend school in person.

The board, by a unanimous voice vote, approved a motion to move to a four-one hybrid model, meaning students would attend classes in person on four days, with Wednesdays being a late-start virtual learning day.

Students will begin the 4-1 school week on Feb. 22.

Students would still have the option to attend school virtually full time.

The board also agreed to consider at its March 8 meeting a plan to return to five-day in person learning, depending on the latest data on COVID-19 transmission in the schools.

If that proposal is approved, students would return full time on March 15.




Some board members had pushed for a delay of the 4-1 plan to allow for more teachers to become vaccinated, but that plan didn’t make it into the final resolution.

Students in grades 4K-4 have been in five-day-per-week, face-to-face learning since the beginning of the school year.

Grades 5-12 are currently in a split-class blended model, which includes face-to-face instruction for two days per week, and virtual instruction for three days per week.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.