Des Moines Public Schools students could be back in the classroom by next month.
On Monday night, the DMPS school board approved a hybrid learning plan in which students would learn in-person two to three days each week.
Students would be in two groups: Group A would attend in-person classes Monday and Tuesday, and Group B would attend in-person instruction Thursday and Friday.
Wednesdays would alternate between the two groups.
But Gov. Kim Reynolds says the plan still isn't in compliance with the law..
"I just .. I feel for those kids," Reynolds said. "I worry about those kids and I feel for the parents... the uncertainty, the lack of movement over a long, long time. We can do better than that."
Pre-K students are scheduled to start the hybrid learning model Oct. 12., elementary on Oct. 19, middle school on Oct. 26 and high school on Nov. 10.
DMPS sports and in-person activities will remain suspended until students return to the classroom.