After going against the advice of the Health Department in October and voting 3-2 to keep middle and H.S. students remote, the Kennewick School Board pushed the return (or possible return) out to Feb. 2.
A Declaration of Intent is required for students 8-18 when they withdraw from their perspective school District, for the purposes of home schooling. KSD has seen those numbers more than double this year.
Both Richland and Kennewick are down noticeably over 2019-2020, however, those figures are tabulated initially at the beginning of the school year. They are tracked and updated periodically, but no specific numbers are known for students who have 'left' for other educational programs.