Santa Fe Public Schools’ hybrid model reopening plan just might be a hybrid, too.
The district continues to aim for Oct. 15 as the start date for a learning model that combines both in-person instruction on campus and remote learning at home for some of its youngest students amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Local elementary schools would follow many others statewide that have opened their doors to students through hybrid learning models since early September under guidelines issued by the state Public Education Department. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gave the green light before Labor Day for districts in areas with low transmission rates to reopen elementary schools.
But school leaders in Santa Fe will present a modified plan to the school board Thursday that calls for opening classrooms to specific elementary students rather than all kids at each school. The plan places priority on students with disabilities and those with