Posted: Mar 2, 2021 / 4:05 PM EST
Updated: March 2, 2021 / 4:05 pm EST

Lansing, Michigan (WLNS) – Lansing School District has invested $ 1.5 million in new air purification equipment and UV germicidal machines as students prepare to return in person on March 22nd under a hybrid model.

“Our goal is to get children back into school buildings in the safest possible environment,” said Gabrielle Lawrence, president of the Lansing School District Board of Education.

The Lansing school district has already installed more than 400 of the 659 room air filter units. Eight of the UV-UV units are used in classrooms as soon as the buildings are empty for the evening and are being relocated from building to building on schedule.

The safe learning plan, designed by the district, is a hybrid learning model that begins March 22 and allows students to work online with screen-to-screen instructions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings and have the opportunity to attend class participate in these afternoons in schools.

Wednesday is dedicated to asynchronous online learning with students at home or in community center learning labs. The district will serve as the building’s “deep clean day” on Wednesdays.

The Lansing School District is the largest public school district in the Mid-Michigan area.