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More restrictions could be imposed on schools in Pueblo School District 70

District 70
Posted at 4:21 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 18:21:33-05

PUEBLO COUNTY — Pueblo School District 70 officials are warning that more restrictions could come if COVID cases continue to increase.

Officials want parents to prepare for the possibility of switching to remote or limited hybrid learning.

Pueblo County is currently at the Safer at Home YELLOW on the State of Colorado COVID dial. Officials are anticipating a move to Safer at Home ORANGE due to the continued increase of COVID-19 cases.

The "orange" level has different recommendations for for K-12 education. from “In-Person, Hybrid or Remote as appropriate” in the "yellow" level to “Remote or Hybrid suggested, Limited In-Person as appropriate.”

The district is working to keep students in the classroom as long as possible.

"We recommend that students continue in the current learning mode – in-person for Pre-K through 8th grade and Rye High School along with a hybrid mode for Pueblo County and Pueblo West High Schools.” Director of Student Services Greg Keasling told the Board of Education “In-Person learning is not only important from an educational perspective; it also helps ease the detrimental social and emotional impacts the pandemic has had on our students and staff.”

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