MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of Alabama students who’ve spent the coronavirus pandemic in virtual classrooms are returning to traditional instruction despite safety concerns and continuing school shutdowns linked to COVID-19.
Schools in Jefferson County began allowing elementary students to return to class full-time on Monday. A group of Montgomery educators protested Tuesday as classes resumed there.
And systems that have offered only online classes or a mix of online and traditional learning will reopen buildings on a full-time basis through next week. Systems have used a mix of in-person classes and virtual instruction since the pandemic hit in March and classes resumed for the fall term.