All Herscher School District students will be learning remotely for at least the next two weeks as District Covid cases increase dramatically.
Supt. Rich Decman relates that he was notified by school nurses on Thursday that there had been an increase in cases among families throughout the district, but primarily at Limestone Middle School and Bonfield Grade School, which would mean quarantining many more students and faculty.
The schools were already stretched to the limit given the fact that 47 employees and over 260 students were quarantined.
Seven more faculty and several students have tested positive since the decision was made to go to remote learning. Including those who chose remote learning for the semester, over ¼ of the 1650 students in the district were homebound.
He states, “With the combination of employees and number of students out already, in addition to the trend upwards of cases in the community, we decided to close the buildings.”
Decman contends that the virus is not being transmitted at school stressing that masks and 6 ft. distancing rules are being observed throughout the district.
“Grab and go” lunches will be available November 16-20 and November 23-24 for all Herscher District students.
Students are currently scheduled to return to in-person instruction on Monday, November 30th.