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Reno-area teacher shortage extends distance learning

Posted at 5:20 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 20:20:53-05

RENO (KTNV) — The Washoe County School Board is extending distance learning for middle and high schools in the Reno area until at least Jan. 19 due partly because of a shortage of teachers.

The board agreed Tuesday to extend the distance learning for another two weeks after the winter break.


Elementary schools will continue to offer in-class instruction for kindergartners through fifth-graders.

The district is aggressively recruiting substitutes, including those who may only have a high school diploma or GED.

The relaxed requirements have drawn criticism from the local teachers union. Nevada reported 25 deaths and 3,053 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday.