Why aren’t school split sessions being considered?

To the Editor:

Back in the dark ages, when the “boomers bubble” worked its way through schools, many schools went to split sessions to accommodate the temporary peak in the number of students. Classes were held five days a week, in school, but there were two sessions of classes — morning and afternoon.

This type of arrangement seems to be a simple, effective solution to the temporary need to reduce class size to provide for “social distancing” while we wait on a more permanent resolution to the COVID-19 problem.

In my humble opinion, it certainly would be a simpler solution than the mixed class, mixed days, Zoom-meeting fiasco we experienced last year. If we were able to figure it out back in the ’60s, we ought to be able to figure it out in the 21st Century.

Bob Semp


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