Oct. 8—Pueblo West High School transitioned to online learning Oct. 7 after a shortage of staff necessitated the move.

According to Todd Seip, Pueblo County School District 70 public information officer, there was a shortage of substitutes to cover for regular teachers who were out.

"There are a few teachers with some positive (COVID-19) cases, there were other teachers who took time off and some teachers who were with their teams at regional and state events, so it was just kind of a combination of all of those," Seip said.

"This year it seems like we are having the (substitute shortage) problem in the upper grade levels. They will be back in session on Monday," Seip said.

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