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Albia School District reverses plan as COVID-19 cases are low among students and staff

Albia Community School District returns to its initial all face-to-face learning after COVID-19 positivity cases drop among its students and staff.
Albia Community School District returns to its initial all face-to-face learning after COVID-19 positivity cases drop among its students and staff.(KYOU)
Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 6:00 PM CDT
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ALBIA, Iowa (KYOU) - Albia Community School District switched to a hybrid plan two weeks ago as 3 students tested positive for the coronavirus. Now, they’ve reevaluated and are going back to their original, full-time face-to-face model.

There have been no cases in the schools since the switch, and the school board feels secure enough to revert back to the original face-to-face system. Minimal social distancing due to class sizes, heavily reccommended masks, and only around seven-percent of students learning virtually. But Superintendent Kevin Crawl doesn’t see this as a permanent solution - simply as choosing what’s he sees as best for the Albia students - social learning.

“We believe they learn best face to face and hopefully making this decisions to go back in all person starting Monday September 21st will be the best decision.”

However, Superintendent Crawl says he’s realistic, and the district is prepared to go back to the hybrid plan is cases rise again.

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