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Papillion La Vista Community Schools plans to welcome all students back in August

Posted at 10:11 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 23:11:35-04

PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) - Papillion La Vista Community Schools plans to welcome back all students when they start the fall semester on August 11 or 12, depending on grade level.

More than a thousand people commented on a Facebook Live Q and A with school leaders on Tuesday.

Superintendent Dr. Andrew Rikli explained how they will require masks, social distancing and daily checks through an app to screens for symptoms.

The district does have a remote learning option, and many of the questions were about that.

Students who take that option will not be able to take part in sports or other extra-curricular activities.

"It strikes me as a bit contradictory that a parent has concerns about sending their student to school during the day but would be willing to send them to school after hours when they're having at least as much exposure and in some cases more exposure,” Dr. Rikli said.

Students who choose the remote learning option will also not be able to take AP or honors classes.

Dr. Rikli said this is, in part, to protect teachers' workload during a challenging semester.