Defying government, 15 cities to reopen classes for grades 7-10

Fifteen local authorities — including Tel Aviv and Haifa — announce they will resume in-person classes for grades 7-10 in defiance of government orders.

The middle schoolers and high school freshmen and sophomores are the last age group to remain at home, studying remotely, as part of the pandemic rules.

The cities that intend to flout the order are: Ashdod, Beersheba, Givatayim, Herzliya, Hadera, Holon, Haifa, Kfar Saba, Netanya, Petah Tikva, Rishon Lezion, Rehovot, Ramat Gan, Raanana, and Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

They intend to resume classes by Wednesday.

High school students take a matriculation exam at Yehud Comprehensive High School on February 3, 2021 (Flash90)
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