The Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board met Tuesday night to discuss a possible plan to return to in-person learning and allowing parents to attend sporting events. The plan to return to in-person schooling would allow staff and students in the district to return to school in stages beginning with teachers on March 8th, if COVID-19 metrics are met. Students would return in one of two grade-based cohorts over two weeks following the district’s Spring Break, but families would still have the option of remote learning, if needed or preferred. The motion for the phased return to in-person learning passed with a three-two vote. In addition, the school board also unanimously passed a motion to follow guidelines set forth by the Arizona Interscholastic Association to allow two spectators per student athlete at home winter sporting events throughout the district. Each home school will have discretion on the number of visiting spectators who can attend games.