(Ames, Iowa) -- The Ames School Board decides to keep grades six through twelve in a hybrid learning model to start the spring semester.
The Board voted 4 to 3 Monday night against bringing all students back to 100 percent in-person learning. Board members said since older students often have more than one teacher in the room, the transmission risk for COVID-19 is higher.
Kindergarten through 5th grade will attend on-site classes with a virtual option available.
The Ames school district has established a vaccination protocol for staff members when the state implements vaccination phase 1B, which is expected at the beginning of February.