Even with COVID-19 case numbers falling in Bloomington-Normal in recent weeks, a lot of Unit 5 school district parents don't want their kids returning to the classroom.
The district has reported parents of 22.6% of students have chosen to stay with remote learning when Unit 5 goes back to a hybrid class schedule starting Oct. 19. That's about 2,829 students roughly evenly distributed across grade levels.
Unit 5 - total students: 12,500
No. choosing to stay virtual: 2,829
- 1,313 elementary
- 684 middle school
- 816 high school
- 16 other
The hybrid class schedule will have students in classrooms two days a week. All students will have remote learning on Wednesdays.
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