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HPSD delays first day of school until Aug. 17

The Hattiesburg Public School District tells FOX23 News the start of the 2020-2021 academic year has been postponed until August 17th.

The HPSD provided the following information explaining Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the restart and recovery Plan:

• Phase 1 (August 17th - September 4th): All schools will return using online virtual/distance learning as the form of instruction for all students grades Pre-K - 12.

• Phase 2 (September 8th - October 19th): Schools will begin in-person hybrid instruction for students on alternating assigned days according to a student's last name.

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