JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
Some local school districts are returning to in-person learning, post-Thanksgiving break.
Jefferson City School District, Moberly School District and Fulton Public Schools moved to online learning before the holiday but are moving back to the classrooms Monday.
The Moberly School District promoted a "mask wearing culture" in its announcements, encouraging students to wear their masks at school.
Moberly went online Nov. 10-30, citing staffing shortages and a lack of substitutes. Jefferson City also cited a staffing shortage as its reason for moving online.
Districts stressed the importance of staying home today if you feel sick or if you have been in close contact with a positive case.
Meanwhile, some mid-Missouri school districts either extended or expanded virtual learning after the holiday.
Blair Oaks R-II Schools announced Wednesday that students in grades 2-12 would learn virtually Monday and Tuesday.
"As a District, we want to make sure we have adequate time to review and contact trace any and all cases that may arise over the break," the district said in an update on its website. "This decision is being made with an abundance of caution."
Blair Oaks hopes to return to in-person learning at all grade levels Wednesday, but the district said there may be a need to extend the virtual learning period.
In early November, the Governor released new Missouri School Reopening & Operating Guidance, aiming to provide additional clarity and consistency for Missouri school leaders and public health officials as they make decisions about school reopening and operating strategies at the local level.