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Schools in Four Corners moving forward with different learning models

Diana Castillo
Updated: September 04, 2020 06:39 PM
Created: September 04, 2020 05:47 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Schools in San Juan County are allowed to reopen for hybrid learning after Labor Day. But Farmington Municipal Schools will have to wait.

"The conundrum that it placed us in is that we were anticipating bringing back half the room kids capacity which might be 15 kids and suddenly we were told that the new plan had to say 50% of the class roster, so imagine a kindergarten class of 15. I can only bring back seven maybe eight," said Dr. Gene Schmidt, superintendent of Farmington Municipal Schools.


Virtual learning will continue for at least another month.

Sarah Deal, a mother of three, said her kindergarten-aged son was not happy with the news.

"We had to tell him yesterday after we've been psyching him up, that he was gonna go to school, getting him ready and excited to wear his mask and the new rules that are implemented within the school district here," Deal said. "We had him all ready to go. He packed his stuff, had his backpack ready, his first outfit and a few hours later the school called us saying that it's cancelled." 

Bloomfield Schools will also delay in person learning. 

Aztec Schools are planning to use the hybrid model next week.

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