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A source sent an email to The Iowa Standard Friday afternoon expressing frustration with the Earlham School District.

At 3:24 p.m., the district sent out an email about the learning model for the school year.

This was released 20 minutes after the registration deadline.

Michael Wright, the superintendent, said he decided the hybrid model is best to begin the year.

In the model, every student will begin school at the regular time each day for face-to-face instruction. Groupings and movement between rooms will be as static as possible. Students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. each day. Students will engage in virtual instruction after 1 p.m.

Details will be shared on that next week.

“I realize the hybrid model may present challenges for families, but I believe this model will allow us to deliver face-to-face instruction in the safest possible manner for all involved,” Wright wrote.

Some parents are unhappy with the model being revealed 20 minutes after registration closed.

Author: Jacob Hall