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Sioux City Community Schools

The Sioux City Community School Board took action to try and slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep students and staff safe.  Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer with a wrap-up of last night’s meeting.

The Sioux City Community School Board unanimously voted Monday night to return to hybrid learning after Winter Break on January 4, 2020. 

The district started the first two-weeks with students either attending class on Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday.

Bernie Scolaro

West High School Counselor Bernie Scolaro talked to SPM's Sheila Brummer about her personal battle with COVID-19 and thoughts on school safety.

Scolaro has worked at West High School for more than 20 years and also spent time at Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools and at Catholic Charities as a counselor.  She is the current Vice President of the Siouxland Uniserv Unit for teachers and is the Past President of the Sioux City Education Association.

Hinton Community School District

The Hinton Community School District is making changes after high COVID-19 positivity rates in Plymouth County.  A letter to families says the community is now seeing an increase.  Cases were previously seen on other parts of the county.

This fall, Sioux City public school students could be attending class in-person, use a hybrid model or learn online.  That was the decision made at the meeting of the Sioux City Community School Board Monday.  The board approved a “Return to Learn” plan for this fall.  Concerns about the spread of COVID-19 closed schools in mid-March, and they never reopened. The spread of the coronavirus would determine the level of in-person schooling.  Board president Jeremy Saint said the vote for a “skeleton” plan means more work needs to be done.