Abuse reports are down overall and advocates say it's because there have been fewer eyes on children during the pandemic.
The district is unsure exactly how many students will actually return as families continue to think through their options.
The district expected about 8,000 students to return to classrooms and it begins it's phased reopening plan after 10 months of closure and online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first phase of students will be returning to classrooms after being away for nearly 10 months due to the pandemic.
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Anchorage families are encouraged to get a COVID test before returning to in-person learning next week.
Appointments for shots were almost immediately completely booked as soon as they became available.
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Bruce Schultz will begin in his new role on January 4, 2021, following current chancellor Cathy Sandeen's departure.
Under the plan, small groups of students will return to in-person learning in January, with more joining in phases. But the biggest obstacle will be staffing classrooms.
Staffing challenges at local hospitals and within the district is preventing school buildings from reopening ASD said.
The number of students enrolled in neighborhood schools statewide decreased by 13%, and the number of students in homeschool programs nearly doubled.
The district’s annual financial report shows many families have left the district for statewide homeschool and private school programs.
Anchorage School District announced on Sunday evening it would be reversing its controversial plan to return K-2 and special education students to in-person learning as COVID-19 case counts reach record highs in Alaska. Superintendent Deena Bishop made the call after new staffing concerns with both the school district and the city’s health care system emerged late last week.
The news of her departure comes about two years after Sandeen became the leader of Alaska’s largest public university.
The Anchorage School District's tutoring program is targeting children who most need in-person instruction, and testing out its protocols for when more students return to classrooms in November.
The lawsuit alleges students threatened the teacher using racist language and symbols, but were never disciplined.
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Anchorage Schools Superintendent Deena Bishop said she'll likely push back the return to in-person schooling because of a surge of COVID-19 infections in the city.
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Overwhelmingly, public testimony during the meeting came from district teachers who expressed concerns about social distancing, cleaning supplies, and class sizes.