Fairmont Area School board members ,at an emergency school board meeting Monday, passed a motion that will see the high school return to a hybrid learning model on Wednesday, September 30. Elementary students will remain with an in-person learning model, and will not be going to a hybrid model. Both decisions will be reassessed in the future, as COVID-19 numbers for the county continue to be released, with the board planning to revisit the issue at their next board meeting on October 13. The board first heard from local and state health experts and then discussed the matter and made their decisions.

The board also gave the go ahead to let athletic staff develop plans to hold sporting events.