The Rome City School system is going virtual across the board starting Wednesday, primarily because of staffing difficulties. “The critical point came when we realized we might not be able to staff the classrooms,” Superintendent Lou Byars said. All schools in the Rome City School system will be going virtual with a prospective return date of Nov. 9. There have been additional positive cases and the resulting quarantine of approximately 600 students, faculty and teachers in the school system. That number of quarantines — especially in the staff — led Byars to make the decision to go virtual across the board.
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