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TUSD Governing Board moves forward with hybrid learning

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TUCSON (KVOA) - In a 3 to 2 vote, the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board approved moving to hybrid learning.

The hybrid learning module is under revision after several board members shared their concerns on if students would have to change teachers when choosing a hybrid learning option or staying remote.

On Wednesday, parents will be able to go onto an online portal and answer if they'd like their child to return to the classroom two days a week or stay remote.

As it stands now, the district does not meet guidelines set out by the Pima County Health Department to return to a hybrid model.

There is still no date set as to when the district would start a hybrid learning model. That date would be contingent on meeting health guidelines.

Regardless, of when the district transitions to hybrid learning, TUSD Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo says parents will have options.

"Once we open up that portal we're now going to have numbers on a school by school basis of just how many parents are selecting fully remote or how many parents are going to be selecting the hybrid model," Trujillo said.

The district is also working on providing free COVID-19 testing to students and employees by late October.

TUSD's Governing Board will meet again on Oct. 6 to review and vote on a final model of the hybrid learning plan.

To watch the TUSD Governing Board meeting, click here.

Editors note: News 4 Tucson was previously told by a district official and board member that a vote was made to approve a hybrid learning model. The spokesperson has since reported that the board only voted to move forward with hybrid learning.