More than a quarter of EBR students choose to stay entirely virtual, officials say
BATON ROUGE - The parents of more than 25 percent of East Baton Rouge's public school students have opted to keep their children enrolled in the parish's all-virtual learning program for the remainder of the semester, according to school officials.
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system announced last week that it will start bringing pre-k and elementary students back to classrooms for a hybrid learning plan on Sep. 14. Those students who wished to stay online-only had until Sep. 8 to fill out the online opt-in form.
On Wednesday, the school system announced 11,656 of the school's roughly 40,700 students had chosen to stick to the all-virtual program.
The school plans to make another announcement Sep. 28 concerning middle and high school students potentially returning to class.
You can read more on September's plan for hybrid learning here.
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