Fairport schools plan for full-time in-person classes starting April 19, but state approval still needed

Created: March 26, 2021 06:14 AM

FAIRPORT, N.Y.(WHEC)— Yet another area school is hoping to get students back into the classroom full time, as the Fairport Central School District announced Thursday its intent for a return.

During a virtual meeting with parents, Superintendent Brett Provenzano said the goal is to bring students back on Monday, April 19. Provenzano said the district's plan will no longer offer hybrid learning, as parents can either choose all online, or in-person five days a week.

The plan applies to all grades, so, K-12. The Hilton School District also released a similar plan Thursday.

Provenzano said the benefits of in-person learning far outweigh the risks.

"We academic struggles, we see social, emotional struggles," Provenzano said. 'We see students that depend on us for nutrition, there's many food insecurities, technology inconsistencies, we all take for granted that every student has access to robust technology at home, that's not the case."

While plans are on the table,  these schools are still waiting until the state gives the green light. Monroe County health leaders have routinely claimed they don't have the power to grant a school's plan.

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