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Boulder Valley School District to begin school year with remote classes

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Aug 04, 2020

BOULDER, Colo. — The Boulder Valley School District on Tuesday joined several others across the Front Range in announcing it will begin the school year with remote classes.

The district does not have a date set yet on when students will be able to return to in-person classes. The district is forming a "Working Advisory Group" to address in-person options and report back to the school board on Sept. 22.

The board was holding a special meeting Tuesday, detailing the remote learning plan.

Like other districts' plans, all students will begin the year through remote learning, though food district food services will be available for students.

Boulder Valley two weeks ago released plans for to begin school with a hybrid model of both in-person learning and remote learning, though recent guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment changed their officials, district officials said in the meeting Tuesday.

Under the updated plans, the hybrid model will be "Phase 3," with "Phase 2" being limited in-person learning activities for prioritized groups of students. A situation in which most students return to in-person learning would be Phase 4, and Phase 5 would be in-person learning with no health and safety restrictions.

All students will have the option of remote learning for the entire year, if they choose.

Boulder Valley joins five other larger metro-area districts — St. Vrain Valley, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Aurora Public Schools, Denver Public Schools and Jeffco Public Schools — in beginning the year remotely.

Go here to see updated plans for districts across the Denver area.