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Charles City schools to decide Wednesday at special meeting whether or not to fully reopen early October

When the Charles City school district released their ‘Return to Learn’ plan back in early August, they created a clause to reevaluate the plan before October 5th. To make this decision, the board will be citing ‘several metrics’ all based on COVID-19 cases. If the metrics are in line, on October 5th the district could possibly rescind the hybrid model and return completely to in-person classes.

This crossroads has come to pass – as this week the Charles City school board is holding a ‘Special Board Meeting’ to discuss whether or not on October 5th, classes will fully reopen to grades 6-12. This recommendation will be made by the ‘Senior Leadership Team’ and Superintendent Mike Fisher. 

If the school board votes against reopening on October 5th – they will instead add another 30 days to the hybrid model life span. 

On Charles City’s ‘COVID Dashboard’, the most up-to-date information:

  • Between September 9th and the 23rd: 18 confirmed cases from the district

Currently the ‘hybrid model’ is set up like this:

  • Students in grades PK-4 will attend school in person daily.
  • Students in grades 5-8 will be assigned to attend school in person on either M/Tu or Th/F, participating in required remote learning the other three days of the week.
  • Students in grades 9-12 will attend on campus classes in cohort groups. Grades 9 and 11 will attend in person on M/Tu. Grades 10 and 12 will attend in person on Th/Fr. The remaining three days of the week will be required remote learning for both cohorts.
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Carter Melrose

Carter bullied his way onto the KCHA radio waves after spending 4 years at the University of Iowa as a studying journalist. He writes news, short stories, features, but more than anything, he has a proclivity to wax philosophically.
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