SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Savannah Chatham County Public School Board approved a hybrid learning plan Wednesday.
Fifty-three percent of district families seemed to support the plan in a district-sponsored survey, though there are questions about whether some parents and guardians filled it out multiple times.
However, Savannah District 3 Alderwoman Linda Wilder-Bryan says, “It is rushed.”
Wilder-Bryan spoke against the hybrid plan during Wednesday’s virtual meeting. She says in-person learning poses a serious threat to families she represents.
“We don’t know how people live, and so those grandmothers who are taking care of those kids, and siblings who have pre-existing diseases… it’s just going to put them further in harm’s way.”
As of Thursday, the Savannah Chatham County Public School System is still figuring out logistics like bus schedules and staffing, according to a spokesperson.
They say they’ll have a better idea once they know how many families intend to go hybrid.
We do know that staff will return to schools on Sept. 28.
On Oct. 5, some students will start in-person classes two days a week, with one group going on Mondays and Tuesdays, and the other on Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be all virtual to allow for deep-cleaning.
Parents will be able to register for the hybrid option on the district’s website. According to a spokesperson, that link should be up and sent out to parents no later than Monday.