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Ashland School District expanding in-person instruction for elementary schools

The Ashland School District is expanding in-person instruction for elementary schools.

Posted: Feb 4, 2021 5:26 PM

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Ashland School District is expanding in-person instruction for elementary schools.

Officials say their goal to get students in kindergarten through fifth grade on campus four half-days per week instead of two.

Right now, the district is targeting an early-March start date.

“You know, we're all feeling the effects of the pandemic and being isolated and that is true for kids and parents and teachers, everybody,” said Christine McCollom, director of programs for Ashland Schools. “So, it's a balance of getting mental health needs and meeting academic needs and safety needs. So, we’re trying to figure out a plan that meets all of those criteria.”

More students on campus means more resources will be needed.

McCollom says they’ll need additional staff to help monitor safety protocols on campus.


“We have open postings for classified and certified employees and we've advertised those widely,” McCollom said. “We put a plug-in last night with parents because we're certainly open to parents who want to work as educational assistants to help us with this because we really do need to have all those people in place to make it go safely.”

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