Aug 17, 2022

School year kicking off around Hutchinson

Posted Aug 17, 2022 10:59 AM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — School is getting underway around Hutchinson. Classes began in Buhler USD 313 on Tuesday and grades K-9 will start classes in Hutchinson USD 308 this morning. The remaining students in grades 10-12 kick off the school year on Thursday.

One trend that has appeared for at least a couple of school districts is the change in virtual enrollment. In Hutchinson USD 308, the virtual enrollment is currently at 152. At the end of last year, it was 222. The same is said for Haven USD 312, where virtual enrollment for this year totals 28, compared with 48 last year. 

Numbers are still being put together for Nickerson USD 309. Many students took to virtual school during the pandemic and some found it as a way to get an education without having to attend class. Some of the downfalls of virtual school for most districts is having to work to stay engaged in classes and not being able to participate in extracurricular activities. Some of those factors and an easing of the pandemic may be driving students back to classrooms.

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