Aurora Public Schools delay in-person learning for grades 9-12

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — Aurora Public Schools announced on Monday the delay of in-person learning for high school students until Nov. 13 due to the increase of COVID-19 cases.

Over the last six days, the state has only had one day with new cases under 1,000. Adams County COVID-19 cases increased by 189 on Monday and Arapahoe County gained 110 new cases.

The district plans to make a decision about the following 20-day session by Nov. 9. If there is a transition to in-person learning for high school students, it would start on Nov. 16. 

Specialized learning needs students will continue in-person learning, this includes students with special needs, newcomer students who are in early stages of English language development and Career & Technical education students at Pickens Technical College.

High school off-season athletic workouts will continue, per CHSSA guidance.

APS preschool through middle school continue in-person learning as they began last week but officials say they will decide by Oct. 22 if students will transition back to remote learning.

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