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Nampa to continue with online school for now
Posted at 8:21 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 10:22:42-04

NAMPA, Idaho — Schools across the Treasure Valley continue adapting, adjusting and trying to plot a path forward, despite the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trustees in Nampa met Wednesday, deciding to keep classes online for at least another week. The school district is still in the "red" category, as determined by Southwest District Health (SWDH). They did vote to allow the superintendent to move to a hybrid instruction model when SWDH says they improve to the orange category.

According to our news partners at the Idaho Statesman, the earliest Nampa could return to in-person classes in now September 21. The Board also voted four to one to allow fall sports to begin practice on September 3, with games to resume next week.

That move comes with the understanding that the superintendent will look into ways to screen student-athletes for COVID-19, but it's unclear what screening protocols will be in place.

The full board meeting can be found here.