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School Board finalizes fall school plans

By Kelly Kenoyer

Of The New Era

The Sweet Home School Board unanimously approved plans for students in kindergarten through third grade to return to school in a hybrid model, while older students stay at home and engage in distance learning.

Members met over Zoom on Monday, Aug. 10, to vote on the plans, which were largely determined by Oregon Department of Education metrics and requirements.

Students in grades 4-12 may eventually be able to attend in person, according to the plan, but only if the county and the state meet stringent metrics for COVID-19 cases. All metrics need to be met fo...