More students are back in Council Bluffs Community Schools classrooms

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (WOWT) – For the first 6 weeks of school, Council Bluffs Community Schools students alternated in-person and virtual learning days in what the district called a hybrid model.

But as of Monday morning, more students are back in the classroom 5 days a week.

Superintendent Vickie Murillo says parents had the option to send their kids back into the classrooms Monday through Friday or to keep them in the hybrid learning model.

“It’s very personal and I really felt like parents should make that choice rather than the decision from me to say, ‘all students back and if you don’t want your student back then they’re out,’” said Murillo.

The majority who returned to full-time on-site learning are elementary kids. Murillo says 72% percent are now in the classroom every day.

She says 63% of middle school students are back Monday through Friday, and about half of high…

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