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Education

Moline Schools Move to Five Days

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Most students in the Moline schools are now attending classes five days a week. As the 4th quarter of the school year began on Monday, the schedule expanded from two, half days per week, up to five.

Superintendent Rachel Savage says they made the change for several reasons. 

"The change in guidance from the CDC which was then adopted by the Illinois Department of Public Health. They loosened guidance on social distancing and data on transmission in schools."

In addition, transmission rates have been declining in the district and county in recent months, 80 per cent of the staff have been fully vaccinated, and parents and staff wanted to increase in-person learning.

Doctor Savage says about 80 per cent of Moline students have been attending classes in-person since the beginning of the school year, and 20 per cent, nearly 2,000, have chosen to stay home and learn remotely.