STC shows optimism ahead of possible Nov. 30 return

STC 2nd grade teacher Betty Bonilla teaches her students prior to the school going virtual in November.

South Tama County Superintendent, Jared Smith said COVID-19 numbers are looking much better for returning to learn Monday, Nov. 30.

South Tama moved to remote learning starting Nov. 16 in large part due to staff being out.

Currently there are just four staff members who will need to quarantine after Nov. 30.

Student numbers are looking much better too. According to the South Tama COVID-19 dashboard there are currently four PK-4 active student/staff cases, four 7-12 active student/staff cases and 61 students or staff isolating or in quarantine.

The county positivity rate has gone from 22.8% to 18.3% as of Wednesday, Nov. 25.

A final decision regarding returning to hybrid learning will be made Saturday, Nov. 28.