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Kasson-Mantorville students switch to hybrid model

Jaclyn Harold
Created: September 30, 2020 06:26 PM

(ABC 6 News)-- The Kasson-Mantorville school district is switching to a hybrid learning plan due to rising cases in Dodge County.

KM is one out of 100 districts across the state of Minnesota to start the school year with an all in-person model. Superintendent Mark Matuska said going into the school year the district and the Advisory Council knew that they may have to switch plans at some point.

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"Unfortunately, we're moving to a different model due to some of the new cases that we've got in the county, but we're doing our best to make sure that we're keeping the kids safe," said Matuska.

According to the letter provided to families of Kasson-Mantorville students, Dodge County Public Health said 21 new COVID cases were confirmed over the weekend. Of those cases, eight were students between the ages of 5-18. 

Matuska said those cases are spread out among several districts in the county, and that family events are being attributed to a reason for the new numbers.

In a meeting on Monday, the Advisory board voted 17-4 to continue in-person learning for grades PK-6. Students grades 7-12 will begin the new hybrid model on Monday, October 5.


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