Utica schools announce plans for full in-person learning

Right now there are no plans for virtual learning, but teachers are required to set up google classrooms in case they have to make a change.

Posted: Aug 25, 2021 8:26 AM
Updated: Aug 25, 2021 9:21 AM

UTICA, NY - With September right around the corner, area schools are putting forth their plans to reopen safely during the ongoing pandemic. The Utica City School District released their plan Tuesday.

The district's plan calls for full in-person learning for all grades. Students and faculty must wear masks, even if they're vaccinated. Social distancing will still remain in effect.

Right now there are no plans for any virtual learning, but teachers are required to set up Google classrooms in case they have to make a change.

Superintendent Bruce Karam also announced that the schools will be getting new air filtration systems to help maintain clean air in the buildings.

“Under the A.R.A. monies that we received from the federal government we have designated $24 million for new H-Vac upgrades across the district. We want to get this done as quickly as we can because of the urgency with the pandemic and we hope to have it done by next summer," said Karam.

The district also announced that students riding buses will be required to wear masks while on the bus, but social distancing on the bus will not be required. To maintain better air flow on the buses roof vents and windows will remain open when the temperature remains above 45 degrees.

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