Columbia Public Schools: No official word yet on learning format

Columbia Public Schools on Monday did not make an official decision on the learning mode it will use to start the year.

Officials said if school started Aug. 24, students would learn in-person two days a week and be online-only the other three days. That’s based off the rolling 14-day average number of coronavirus cases within the district. But officials say the recent rise in cases is “alarming,” and could mean switching to fully online.

CPS delayed the first day of school two weeks, to Sept. 8. Jefferson City Public Schools is the biggest local district that started class Monday, in-person five days a week.

(This story was last updated at 6:28 a.m. Tuesday.)

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