DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines School board has set a date for returning to school but put off establishing a coronavirus infection rate that would force the district to revert to online-only instruction.
Des Moines schools have been the state’s only school system that has refused Gov. Kim Reynolds’ order in which they are supposed to hold at least half their classes in-person unless they have received a waiver because of high infection rates.
The board voted to gradually start a hybrid plan of in-person and online courses, starting with pre-kindergarten on Oct. 12.
However, the board will hear from public health experts on metrics that would trigger a return to online-only classes. The board will meet Sept. 28 to set such metrics.