Seneca Valley votes to have kids back in class full time

Seneca Valley to discuss putting kids back in school full time

BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. — Monday was a school day, but the skate park in Zelienople was full of kids because the Seneca Valley School District is operating on a hybrid model. Some students were in school, others were off.

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Kids whose last names start with A through L go to school Monday and Wednesday, and kids whose last names start with M through Z go Tuesday and Thursday.

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“I want them to go back to school five days a week,” Bob Starr said.

Starr is a father, and said he supports the changes. He was at the skate park watching his 10-year-old.

“Seneca Valley has been doing a great job and if they say five days, then we are up for five days,” Trisha Arvay said.

Arvay is a medical worker and said her family is being careful and cautious. She said she’d be comfortable with the change.

The school board voted Monday night to approve the new plan. According to a letter sent to parents, beginning Oct. 5, all students will move to a traditional five days per week in-person instruction.

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