Columbia Public Schools to Vote on Potential Return to In-Person Learning

The Columbia Public Schools Board of Education will vote tonight (Monday) on a potential return to school buildings for in person learning.

The plan would include students staying at home on Wednesdays so buildings can be cleaned.

It also includes students returning to classrooms on October 19th, with middle school students returning November 5th.

The Boone County Health Department as well as infectious disease experts have advised to wait until at least January 19th for a possible return to the classroom for high school students.

The number of staff members currently on leave due to the coronavirus is 53 according to the district’s website.

Of that total 34 are in quarantine due to exposure and 6 are positive with the virus.

The other 13 are on leave through FMLA.