DuBois, PA – Students will be back in school five days a week at DuBois High School and Middle School.

DuBois Area School Board held a special meeting last night where the board members approved sending secondary school students back for in-person instruction five days a week.

They had been on a schedule where, depending on the students last name, kids were split into two groups which alternated days of in-person instruction and online instruction at home.

This will be effective for grades 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, and 12 this upcoming Monday, Nov. 2. The older middle school students in grades 7 and 8 will be allowed to do 5 days a week of in-person learning starting on Nov. 9.The elementary school students have already returned to five days a week.

Although the hybrid learning model will no longer be happening, families can still choose to have their students continue online learning at home if they do not feel comfortable sending their child into the school building.

DuBois School District has been fortunate enough to have a relatively low number of cases. Over the past 8 months, they had a total of 9 people with COVID-19 and 92 people who had to quarantine as a result.

Listen to audio from the school board meeting on Tuesday night, including questions from audience members and comments from DuBois Area School District superintendent, Wendy Benton.