COLUMBIA, Mo. - KMIZ
Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Peter Stiepleman joined ABC 17's Zara Barker on Monday to talk about how the district is continuing to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stiepleman talked about the three options that CPS has presented for the 2020-2021 school year:
- A traditional year in the classroom
- A hybrid of traditional classroom teaching and online teaching
- Online only
Many questions remain regarding what hybrid and online teaching models will look like.
Stiepleman said a decision should be made on how the district will move forward with the 2020-2021 school year around the end of June to mid-July.
CPS is taking guidance and direction from Boone County/Columbia Health Department which will set regulations on how many people can gather in one place at a time. As of mid-May, no more than 10 people are allowed to gather.
Stiepleman also pushed for a $20 million bond issue on the June 2 ballot. The election was pushed back from April to June in light of concerns surrounding COVID-19.