MCPS to provide update on COVID-19 teaching plans

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 19:43:08-05

MISSOULA — Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) could be heading back to allowing students in class full-time if trustees take action on Tuesday evening.

MCPS has continued to operate schools on a "hybrid" model since last fall.

The idea is to have students use alternate-day class schedules to limit the number of kids in the buildings and trim COVID-19 exposure.

In recent weeks, the district has leaned towards lifting some restrictions, especially for younger students, as case counts have leveled off in most of the buildings.

A report this week shows a dozen active cases districtwide as compared to nearly 40 active cases before Thanksgiving.

The MCPS trustees will consider recommendations from the COVID Task Force and Superintendent Rob Watson during Tuesday evening's meeting.