Another Acadiana school district is making the move back to face-to-face instruction. Vermilion Parish middle and high school students will be returning to school full-time from hybrid learning in February.

Vermilion Parish Superintendent Tommy Byler says elementary school students will remain in a hybrid learning schedule that was put in place in fall 2020.

The transition will begin on Monday, February 1 with a hybrid schedule that adds more students each day. All middle and high school students will report for in-person learning by Friday, February 5.

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Byler said the decision was based on data collected from the CDC and the state health department.  He says that most COVID-19 infections have taken place outside of schools.

"It may not be a popular decision but it is a decision that is in the best interest of our students' learning," Byler said.

Of course, Vermilion Parish Schools will be requiring COVID-19 mitigation measures including social distancing and masking.

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