Parents concerned over SA's 'hybrid model' back-to-school plan amid COVID surge, as school trials air quality monitor

Parents concerned over SA's 'hybrid model' back-to-school plan amid COVID surge, as school trials air quality monitor

Parents concerned over SA's 'hybrid model' back-to-school plan amid COVID surge, as school trials air quality monitorBy Natasha Thiele and Evelyn Manfield As families prepare for the school year, some parents have expressed their worry over the South Australian education department's plans for a "staggered hybrid model" return to classrooms. Key points: - Some students will learn online and others in-person when SA schools reopen - Parents are concerned about the approach - An Adelaide Hills schools is monitoring CO2 levels to promote adequate ventilation Mother Bella Esposito said she and many others find the thought of the model, revealed on Thursday and Friday, "very stressful". Under the plan, schools will open from January 31 but only for vulnerable students and the children of "essential workers". Formal classes will begin …
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