ACKERMAN, Miss. (WTVA) - It appears health safety is the new normal for Mississippi schools these days.
Students at Choctaw County High School are taking classes under a hybrid schedule right now because of COVID concerns.
A hybrid schedule, Superintendent Glen Beard said Tuesday, is the best way for the school district to go right now.
"We caught an abundance of staff caught in quarantine, so we were having staffing issues," he said of the decision.
The school divided the students by gender: boys coming to campus on certain days and girls on others.
The goal is to reduce the number of people inside buildings at any given time — about 50% capacity.
"It’s been really great over the last two weeks,” Beard said. “We'll reevaluate towards the end of this week."
He believes COVID numbers are starting to level off in the county.