Superintendent Kathy Belsheim said the beginning of the school year has gone very well for Ogilvie Public Schools, but rising case rates of coronavirus in Kanabec County means the school is considering transitioning to a hybrid learning model for all students.
Mora Public Schools transitioned their elementary students to a hybrid model, starting Sept. 28.
The hybrid model of learning means students are divided into A and B groups, that alternate between learning in the school, or learning from home.
Both schools have had confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the schools: Mora in their elementary; Ogilvie in their high school community.
Belsheim said the school continues to consult with the Minnesota Department of Education and Kanabec County Community Health when making decisions about which learning models are safest for students and staff.