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Homewood schools target Feb. 16 for opening hybrid classes

The District 153 school board will conduct a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 1, to determine if schools can open Feb. 16 for hybrid learning.

The district has set out “checkpoints” for every two weeks. It missed the Jan. 7 target, so classes continued remotely. In a Tuesday, Jan. 19, checkpoint assessment, the numbers had administrators agree to continue the remote schedule.

But the COVID infection rates were coming down, giving administrators hope that the trend will continue and schools will open.

“If this progress continues, the administration will be recommending to the . . .

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