Classes were held in-person for elementary school students on Monday, as Columbia Public Schools opened its doors to Columbia's youngest students for the first time this year. Around 6,000 pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students attended classes in-person, while another 2,000 attended virtually through CPSElementary@Mizzou. Meanwhile, protests were held by middle and high school students and parents outside of CPS buildings. The “What About Us?" sit-in was organized by the CoMo Parents for In-Seat School Facebook group, and families were encouraged to go to their residential middle and high schools.

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