At a special meeting Monday night the Cameron R-1 School District Board of Education unanimously approved a plan for students to return to the classroom this fall.

The plan has four tiers to accommodate safety measures to curb the spread of the virus and maximize the educational opportunities for the students.

The first tier of the plan is that students will attend this fall as expected. If an outbreak happens or seems to be indicated the district would move to the second tier in which students in sixth grade through their senior year will be split into two groups with half of the students meeting in person and the other half using an Alternative Method of Instruction day. Elementary and Intermediate school students would still meet face to face.

If the third tier is reached only K through 5th grade students would attend class physically while everyone else would attend through Alternative Method of Instruction.

The fourth tier would be a complete shutdown of classes and every student would go to Alternative Method of Instruction.

The district plan also includes various health protocols for if a student shows symptoms or tests positive and what must happen before that child can return to classes and activities.