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FUSD Governing Board Forwards A Plan For A Staged Return To In-Person Instruction Once Benchmarks Met

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The Flagstaff Unified School District has moved forward a plan to return to in-person instruction at a special meeting Tuesday. The plan outlines a phased return to in-person learning when the health benchmark data indicates it is safe to do so. The board approved benchmarks are below 75 cases per 100-thousand people for two straight weeks. Currently that benchmark is in the red at over 200 cases. Also percent positive has to be under seven-percent and COVID-like hospital visits below ten-percent. The plan would allow for a phased-return to class, with four different stages staggering different grades with each stage. The plan will also have an option for students to stay in at-home online learning if parents want. The board could finalize the plan at their next meeting.