USC School District Hoping for a Normal School Year This Year

Students and staff at the United South Central School District in Wells are hoping to return to a more normal school year when classes resume again this fall.


The issue was among the top discussion items addressed by members of the USC School Board at last week’s meeting.


One board member did raise some concerns over the district’s 2021-2022 safe return to in person learning plan.  Board Member Brad Heggen expressed his concern over kids not wearing masks inside district school buildings.


USC Superintendent Keith Fleming noted that schools in the Gopher Conference, as well as other area schools, are making the wearing of masks optional.  Fleming further noted that the district can change their guidelines if the need arises.


Board Member Jon Feist indicated that he was concerned about kids being pressured or bullied because of their decision on whether or not to wear a mask on school grounds.


The Board passed the district’s current in person plan as presented.