Knoxville schools will go remote to start next semester

Knoxville District 202 will temporarily shift to remote learning for their students for the first two weeks when they return from winter break. The District says in a letter sent to parents and posted to social media Wednesday they’re doing this because of the potential of spreading COVID-19 after the holiday break, when many could be traveling or be in close contact with others. Knoxville has been using a hybrid approach so far this year, where one group of students goes Monday-Tuesday, another group goes Wednesday-Thursday and Fridays are for remediation and small groups. Interim Superintendent Joe Burgess told WGIL in October that the plan made social distancing manageable. The 202 Board voted that month on a 4-3 vote to continue with the hybrid plan after arguments were made for and against the plan. Knoxville’s hybrid model will go back into effect on Jan. 19.