NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Results from a recent Metro Nashville Public Schools survey show families are nearly split on the decision or return their child to in-person learning or continue with virtual learning, with a slight majority in parents preferring to return to the classroom.
The district said 54% of respondents chose in-person learning while 46% chose to remain online. Schools will make schedules for returning to the classroom based on the survey results. MNPS said 73% of parents responded to the survey.
MNPS asked parents to choose whether or not their child will be returning to in-person learning once the district decides to reopen classrooms. The deadline to complete the survey was September 18.
Metro schools began phasing students back into the classroom after Labor Day, with exceptional need students at special day schools and traditional schools. After fall break, pre-K through second-grade students will return to the classroom. Older students are not anticipated to return to in-person learning until 2021. Students will be required to wear masks in the classrooms.
The district said if a parent does not respond to the survey, the student will be automatically placed in in-person learning.
Students who remain learning online will still be eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities.
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