(BEDFORD) – North Lawrence Community School students will return to classrooms on Monday.
“North Lawrence Community Schools has evaluated our student and staff COVID data from the start of the school year and we have not seen any evidence that in-person learning has contributed to the spread of COVID,” said Superintendent Dr. Ty Mungle. “I continue to hear from students, staff, and parents that wish to return to a full-time in-person learning schedule. We realize that many of our students are at a disadvantage when NLCS goes to a hybrid or virtual model of teaching. In-person instruction provides our students with the best learning environment, free meals, and social-emotional support.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield stated in a recent press briefing, “The truth is, for kids K through 12, one of the safest places they can be from our perspective is to remain in school.”
“Our staff will continue to work tirelessly to maintain the safest learning environment possible in the midst of this ongoing pandemic,” Dr. Mungle added.
With a recent reduction in both the positive cases and quarantine numbers students will return to in-person learning at all schools on Monday, December 7th and anticipate continuing through Friday, December 18th.
“If it is determined changes need to be made to our learning schedule, we will notify families in advance,” said Dr. Mungle. “Thank you to our students, staff, and families for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate through this pandemic. We encourage all of our families to take this pandemic seriously by doing their part to limit the spread of COVID-19 and quarantine when necessary. NLCS has measures in place to ensure students can continue to keep up with their in-person learning when quarantined.”