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The Buckeye Elementary School District will begin an “A/B schedule” Nov. 5.

The district noted Oct. 30 Maricopa County data showing the district is in “moderate risk” for COVID-19, “with  hybrid-onsite support being the recommended model by county health service.”

“However, we are moving forward with an increase of in-person services, while still allowing for appropriate mitigation strategies,” the district stated in a Facebook post.

The new schedule begins Nov. 5.

“The A/B model provides the opportunity to expand the number of students on campus at each site, in a safe manner,” according to the district. “This is accomplished by reducing the total number of students on campus daily to approximately 50% of the school’s population.”

Each school will divide its students into two groups.

The groups will alternate days of in-school and remote learning.

As in districts around the state, students are required to wear masks.

For more information, visit besd33.org.