HOBBS, N.M. — The Hobbs Municipals Schools will not hold in-person learning following Christmas Break for two weeks.
The decision was made with guidance from the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED).
The PED announced that schools with a 5:1 learning model would not be allowed back to meet until January 18. This applies to grades Pre-K to third grade.
Since January 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. day, schools will not be allowed back to be in-person earliest on Tuesday, January 19. Special Education students will come back on a later date.
The PED says they made this decision in an effort to help limit exposure during an anticipated COVID-19 surge post holiday season.
Despite in-person learning being delayed, remote learning will start up immediately following Christmas Break on January 4.
The district will also be conducting random COVID-19 tests on 10 percent of the staff who have made contact with students.