OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s largest school district has announced it will open up in-person classes a week earlier than planned and require all students, staff, and others to wear masks on school grounds to try to fight the spread of the new coronavirus.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Omaha Public Schools board on Monday approved changes to the upcoming school year, including a new start date of August 11 and an extension of the winter break by one week.
Last week, school district officials announced plans to have students attend school part-time.
The plan divides students into two groups who would each attend school in person during different days of the week.
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