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Charleston schools to bring back 5,100 more students for in-person learning

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By Rob Way and Patrick Phillips | November 2, 2020 at 1:34 PM EST - Updated November 2 at 1:48 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County School District says it will bring back thousands of additional students for in-person instruction beginning Nov. 11.

But some of the students will not return to the school buildings where they would normally attend class. That’s because not all of the schools will be able to accept the students that want to return because of social distancing requirements.

The district announced the decision to bring back approximately 5,100 students during a special board meeting Monday afternoon.

The plan calls for 3,509 elementary, 898 middle and 710 high school students in Charleston County to return to the classroom.

The total is more than three times the approximately 1,500 students who are on a waiting list to return to the classroom.

Once those students return on Nov. 11, district officials say approximately 70 percent of the district’s students will be learning at school rather than at home.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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