COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Peter Stiepleman joined ABC 17 News This Morning Monday.
The district's board of education has a meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday. During the meeting, Stiepleman is slated to lead a discussion about the return to in-person classes for middle and high school students.
In a work session on Oct. 22, board members asked Stiepleman to create the recommendations. Middle school students would return Nov. 30 and high school students on Dec. 7.
The discussions come as the 14-day COVID-19 case rate in the district reached 81.3 Sunday and seven schools have returned to online learning temporarily.
Any rate at or above 50 suggests a switch to all virtual learning. However, the district also uses several other metrics to determine its method of learning.
As of Sunday, 134 staff members were on leave due to COVID-19 and 474 students are either in isolation or quarantine.