Ontario to return high school students to classroom four days a week

ONTARIO – After much debate, Ontario High School will finally join the rest of Malheur County providing all students in-person classes, starting Monday, April 19.

The Ontario School Board voted unanimously Monday to approve a new plan, which represents the last, best effort from a team of high school teachers tasked with finding a way to get kids back in school.

The new plan has students going to school in the morning, and catching up remotely online in the afternoon. Each day, teachers will teach nine classes. But for students, the day will still consist of only six periods, with three of those potentially in-person.

According to the plan, Mondays and Tuesdays, students will attend periods one, two and three at school in the morning, followed by periods one through six online in the afternoon. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, periods . . .