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Preview: CPS superintendent to give presentation on middle and high schoolers going back to in-person learning


Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Peter Stiepleman will give a presentation Monday evening to the Columbia Board of Education on how to return middle and high school students this year.

According to the release, Dr. Stiepleman will give three recommendations to choose from.

Either both middle and high school students return 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and allow students who were previously enrolled in virtual learning (CPS Online) to remain enrolled in CPS Online. Middle school would start Nov. 30 and high schoolers on Dec. 7. If the board does not pass then the Board of Education to set a January start date for middle school and high school students.

According to the Columbia Public School dashboard, the district has recently reported a 14-day rate of 70.6; a third day in a row above 50.

The 50 case level is just one of several pieces of information the district uses to figure out whether students are all virtual or hybrid learning according to CPS Community Relations Director Michelle Baumstark.

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Karl Wehmhoener


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