Decatur City Schools say more students returning to class

Decatur City Schools say more students returning to class
A classroom inside a Decatur City School with COVID-19 protections in place. (Source: WAFF)

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - Decatur City Schools leaders say they are seeing more students return to class.

About 2,500 students opted for some form of virtual learning in late July. Superintendent Michael Douglas told WAFF 3,500 students returned to the classroom on the first day. At the time, only 6,000 students were enrolled. That number increased to 8,700 as of August 25.

When the school year started, 100 students opted to leave virtual learning and return to the classroom. Douglas said he expects more students to return to the schools in September. The next open date to return is Tuesday September 8.

Many parents cite the technical glitches as the reason they want their children in school.

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