Fairfield students will return to 100 percent in-person classes

The Fairfield Community School District Board of Directors voted Monday to have students return to class full-time in October.

The board decided to start by having students in the two elementary schools, Pence and Washington, to return on Oct. 5, then wait three weeks before having the middle and high school students return on Oct. 26.

The vote was 6-1 in favor of the motion, with board member John McKerley casting the only no vote. The board members who voted for the motion were Frank Broz, Kelly Scott, Christi Welsh, Margo Von Strohuber, Tim Bower and Debi Plum.

See Wednesday’s edition of the Southeast Iowa Union for more coverage.