Nov 9th, Some DC Youngsters Head Back to School Buildings

Washington, D.C (Monday, October 5, 2020) – DC officials are rolling out a plan to get some city youngsters back in the classroom.  In-person learning will begin November 9th for preschool and elementary school students who are learning English as a second language or who are experiencing homelessness.  City officials believe they will be able to handle as many as 21,000 youngsters.

Students with significant special education needs will also be able to return to classes.  Mayor Muriel Bowser was joined today by Schools Chancellor Dr. Lewis Ferebee in making the announcement.  The Washington Teachers Union has pushed back against the city’s return to in-person learning, saying DC officials have failed to provide a plan to ensure safety.