KPS decides to remain virtual for the remainder of the year


Credit: Pixabay

With this decision KPS will have its first ever all virtual school year.

Lilly MacInnis, Photo Editor/Social Media Team

On Feb. 11, the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education announced that the district will remain virtual for the third and final trimester of the year instead of returning to in-person learning in a hybrid schedule.
They made this decision based on a nine point system in which two points came from a survey of KPS staff, two points came from a survey of parents, two points came from research, and the final three points came from Kalamazoo County health data.
In the decision last night, four points went to returning to a hybrid schedule in the third trimester, two from research and two from Kalamazoo County health data. Five points went to staying virtual, coming from all of the surveys, as well as one point coming from Kalamazoo County health data.
KPS also announced that this summer they will be hosting summer readiness camps for all students. K-8 students will be taught distinctive content to prepare students for next year. High school students will be able to recover credits for up to two courses. They will begin inviting students this spring with safety protocols in place.
For more information, visit the Kalamazoo Public Schools website where you can watch a recording of the meeting from February 11.