With community spread at an all-time high in Floyd County, the Charles City school district has had a stressful couple of weeks.
The positivity rate in the county is at 24.4% and according to Superintendent Mike Fisher, the district and staff is being challenged because of it.
At last night’s school board meeting, Fisher admitted that in the past he has second guessed whether it would be better to close down the school and go completely online. But he has decided to stick to the school’s matrix and commit to the hybrid model of learning until the conditions make that impossible.
He is doing this for two main reasons:
The student absentee rate in the district has moved up and down the last couple of days – but the trend is still pointing up.
The district received a waiver from the state department to go full online learning if necessary in the future.
But for now, and through Thanksgiving, Charles City schools will stay in the hybrid model.