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Attendance Plans Reviewed for Local Schools

(La Porte County, IN) - While La Porte County languishes in the “red” COVID-19 status, local public school leaders are determined to get students back into the classrooms. 


New Prairie School District announced this week their revised attendance plan.  Fifty percent in classroom attendance will continue at least through January.  If La Porte County returns to “orange” status, all New Prairie students will return to in-person instruction.  Even if the “red” status remains, elementary students will stay in school full time with secondary schools going to fifty percent.  Exceptions to full attendance could happen on a limited basis, within classrooms or school buildings, if virus spread warrants a change.  New Prairie families also had until yesterday to opt for an online only option for second semester. 


La Porte Schools begin their second semester on Tuesday.  They'll resume in school learning 3 days a week. Michigan City Schools, however, will continue remote learning.  They hope to return kids to the classrooms in some capacity in February. 

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