The start of the school year is right around the corner.

Mankato schools will start with a mix of hybrid options depending on the students’ age.

At a special school board meeting last night, the agreement was that elementary students will return to the buildings full time.

Middle school and high school will do a mix of in-person and distance learning.

The state is requiring that schools also offer a distance-learning option for all days to students as well.

School for Mankato is set to start September 8.