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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds laid out guidance for how public health officials will respond when students or school staff suspect they might have the coronavirus.

Des Moines Register

About six weeks into the year, the Johnston School Board voted in a special meeting Thursday to change its learning model. 

The Board voted 5-2 to switch from its hybrid option to fully in-person learning for K-12 students. The district will keep its 100% online option for families who do not want to return to in-person learning.

The in-person learning option will begin Oct. 26 for any student currently enrolled in the hybrid model.

Communications director Laura Sprague said the decision was driven by reports on how the first quarter has gone by building administrators and data on health and staff and student absent rates.

According to the district, there have been 606 absences among teachers for the first 22 student