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Council Bluffs Public Schools marks successful first few days of 50/50 hybrid model

Monday was the first day of school for students
Posted at 10:26 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 23:26:19-04

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — Council Bluffs Public Schools is taking a unique approach with their re-opening. The district began classes Monday at only 50 percent capacity, with the rest of the students tuning in via live-stream.

Council Bluffs Public Schools held a board meeting Tuesday where they had a chance to talk about a successful first couple days using their new hybrid model.

"Everybody is anxious about how this works but we're also really, really proud of how well we're doing," Superintendent Dr. Vickie Murillo said. "Being able to go into the hybrid phase has really made the difference. It really helps us with social distancing and being able to help everyone feel safe and stay healthy."

The average class size in the elementary schools is around nine students. In the upper levels it's around 11 to 12, helping with social distancing and helping prevent spread.