Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory Hutchings Ed.D. updated the Alexandria School Board about the district’s reopening plans during a virtual school board meeting on Dec. 17. According to alextimes.com, "ACPS’ transition to in-person education will maintain the previous board-approved phased-in approach. Students with disabilities in kindergarten through second grade whose families have opted for in-person learning will return to classrooms starting Jan. 19. From there, schools will open up to more students through January and February until all students who have opted to return on Feb. 16." As per alextimes.com, "On Nov. 23, Hutchings recommended, and the school board unanimously approved, delaying the school district’s phased-in reopening plans to January based on state-wide restrictions that went into effect on Nov. 16 and the recommendations of local and state health officials. The decision reversed course on a previously approved plan which had already brought six students back for in-person learning on Nov. 5 and which would have brought another 100 students back on Nov. 30."