Seattle schools will stay remote for semester

Seattle Public Schools students will continue remote learning for at least the remainder of the current semester.

According to an SPS press release, with the exception of a small number of students who receive special education, the majority of students will continue to attend classes remotely though Jan. 28.

The decision was made because of the spike in COVID-19 cases in King County and in consultation with the district’s re-entry leadership team. The leadership team includes members of the School Board, the Seattle Education Association, the Seattle Council PTSA, the Principals’ Association of Seattle Schools as well as students.

According to the press release, the re-entry leadership team will regularly meet to talk about next steps and “to consider several factors that impact increasing in-person instruction in SPS school buildings, including King County COVID-19 transmission rate data.”

The SPS School Board will hold a public work session about in-person learning from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

People can watch the meeting on the following outlets:

SPSTV on YouTube

Comcast — channel 26 and channel 319

WAVE — channel 26 and channel 695

SPS will give residents with the chance to offer feedback to staff and the School Board. More information will be announced during the next couple of weeks.