IPS plans a staggered in-person return after a cautious online start
September 17, 2020
After a cautious start, Indianapolis Public Schools plans to reopen classrooms in person for students in all grades next month.
The plan is based on improved coronavirus data in Marion County. Students up to fifth grade will return full time, and middle and high schoolers will return for two days of in-person learning each week. The city’s average positivity rate — the percentage of people who test positive for the coronavirus — has hovered near 5% for several weeks, according to state data.
“We have been watching our health data very closely and are excited to have seen some movement,” said Superintendent Aleesia Johnson at a media briefing Tuesday.