Some Unit 5 and District 87 students going back to school in-person will have a different teacher than they’ve been learning with since August.
In Unit 5, about 24% of elementary students (through their parents or caregivers) have opted to stay fully remote. In District 87, which is only bringing its youngest students back, it’s about 30%.
More than 40 teachers in Unit 5, and around 18 in District 87, will be reassigned to cover those remote learners. That means some students who do return in-person will have different teachers than they’ve been assigned since the school year began in August.
Unit 5 parents were expecting to hear Thursday which teachers and IEP case managers have been reassigned to a remote position. District 87 said its students being assigned a new teacher can expect to be contacted by that teacher soon.
The possibility of receiving a different teacher was communicated with families since the district announced the plan in September, a District 87 spokesperson said.
Unit 5’s in-person learning begins for some students Oct. 19. District 87 begins Oct. 26.
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