Danbury School officials plan to phase students back into in-person learning. Elementary students could start in a hybrid model on January 19th. During a forum held on Wednesday by the Danbury Board of Education, Superintendent Sal Pascarella said they have a solid pathway back at this point. About 100 students with significant special needs returned to the buildings last week and staff has been focused on COVID mitigation efforts. Danbury plans to have middle school students return on January 25th, and the high school back on February 1st. Pascarella says they will send more details to parents this weekend and note that plans could change based on advice from the district's medical experts. Danbury will be part of a state testing pilot program and offer rapid testing through the school-based health centers for students and staff who develop symptoms while in the school building. Families can choose to keep their students on distance learning.