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Vermilion Parish schools to phase out of hybrid

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Posted at 5:26 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 18:31:04-04

Next week, Vermilion Parish schools will start transitioning students from hybrid to every day 'face to face' school.

In a Facebook video, Superintendent Tommy Byler explained what the plans are, and how things will develop over the next week or so.

"Starting on November 2 we are going to be bringing all of our hybrid students back to campus for every day education," he said.

If the numbers increase, and quarantines increase a lot, the system will be back to hybrid, he said. Also, all mask mandates and other mitigation measures will still be in place, he said. Also, parents who feel they want to stay virtual, they should reach out to their school to talk about it.

Byler said schools will be letting parents know how the transition will work.

Getting back to "regular" school is going to be complicated, Byler said.

"I wish it was as easy as "come back and we're good to go." But we have transportation issues we're going to have to work through. We have cafeteria issues," he said. "By Thursday you should get a call from your school as to what is the plan. We are gong to be doing the same plan in school systems."

That means that schools that are tied together - the schools in Kaplan, for instance - are working together on their transition plans, he said.

Here's Byler's full video: