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Boise Schools Leader Talks COVID Vaccinations For Teachers And New Semester

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Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, science teacher Ann Darby, left, uses a thermometer on sixth-grader Anthony Gonzales to check his temperature before he entered a summer STEM camp at Wylie High School Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Wylie, Texas.


Yesterday, one of Idaho’s biggest school districts returned to the virtual classroom after the holiday break. The Boise School District is home to nearly 25,000 students and about 4,500 employees. 

Monday night, the school board voted to move to in-person learning on January 19 in a hybrid model. Our Morning Edition host George Prentice spoke with Boise Schools Superintendent Coby Dennis to find out the plan for this semester, and how rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine could affect these plans.

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!
George Prentice has been honored for his decades-long career in broadcast and print journalism. As news editor of Boise Weekly, he won multiple awards for his investigative reporting and took home top prizes in the fields of crime/courts, environmental, health, religion and feature reporting.