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In Survey, Most SCASD Parents Choose In-Person Classes For Upcoming School Year

Outside of the newly renovated Spring Creek Elementary School.
Brittany Krugel
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WPSU
Spring Creek Elementary School

After a year of mixed-mode learning due to the pandemic, survey results from the State College Area School District show that nearly 98% of elementary and secondary school parents in the district want their kids back in in-person school in the fall. 

From Monday’s school board meeting, the board is planning to provide two year-long educational models: either in-person learning or virtual academy. Fewer than 100 parents had asked for the “remote learning” option for their children. Only one grade level reached a size threshold to have a remote class; one second grade class will be offered remotely.

Matt Toms and his wife Olivia have two children entering the 3rd and 5th grade at Easterly Elementary school. Their kids did both in-person and remote learning during the most recent school year. Toms looks forward to them returning to the classroom.

“It’s just in-home learning is very difficult, Toms said, “Then there's just a social aspect and the kids don't get that outlet…just hanging out with their friends and talking.”

Respondents are able to change their choices until July 2. After that, the school board will release the updated results and continue planning for the Fall. 

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