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Ironwood K-12 pivots to distance learning


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IRONWOOD — Ironwood Area Schools will switch to a distance learning model with online classes starting Wednesday, according to a press release from the school on Friday. The release identifies substitute shortages and seasonal illness as reasons for temporarily closing the school doors and going online.

“Staff have often come to work sick because there aren’t enough substitutes available to cover for them,” the release says. “We currently have several staff members dealing with seasonal illnesses, such as cold and flu (not COVID), which puts a strai...