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Students and teachers at a Wayne County elementary school returned to classes Wednesday, nearly a week after the district closed it due to a coronavirus cluster. North Drive Elementary School became the district’s first cluster after four staff members and two students tested positive for the virus.
Wayne County Public Schools (CPS) is operating under a mix of in-person instruction and remote learning. “When staff and students return, it will have been more than two weeks since the last reported case of a positive individual being on campus,” Merrill said in a statement.
The district’s superintendent and finance director resigned amid questions about a $5 million budget shortfall and a critical financial audit. A former teacher and local businesses launched a Chromebook drive to raise money to purchase devices for students.
Wayne County Public Schools spokesman Ken Darken said the district has issued 6,501 Chromebooks and 479 Wi-Fi hot spots for student use during the pandemic. Teachers told an officer in the local branch of the NAACP that the district didn’t give them the resources needed to keep students safe.
CPS continues using special state and federal funding to purchase cleaning equipment and supplies to support sanitization and disinfectant efforts at schools. Classroom supplies continue being purchased to support teacher and staff efforts to sanitize desks and other contact surfaces in between students.
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The teachers, administration, and Board of Education pride themselves on knowing their students well enough to develop strong positive relationships. The Wayne home football playoffs and the Middle School, Junior High, and High School basketball home games will now be live-streaming through the NFHS network, the official live-streaming partner of the OS SAA.
There is a subscription pass you must purchase, but a portion of that fee goes to our student athletes. With student and staff always safety at the forefront of decisions, WayneSchools will be closed tomorrow.
We do this out of an abundance of caution due to the high probability of freezing roads. Staff will be available during regular school hours through their email and the Reminder communication platform.
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The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 70% (which was lower than the Indiana state average of 81%) for the 2012-13 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 64% (which was lower than the Indiana state average of 78%) for the 2012-13 school year.
The Pros and Cons of Mandatory Gym Class in Public Schools Monroe County Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza says a test confirmed the woman's case of the virus late Friday night.
Mendoza says health officials have not been able to trace the woman's contraction of the virus to any foreign travel, and they believe this is the county's first case of local transmission. Health officials are currently working to trace the contact the woman has had with other individuals to determine whether she may have spread the virus.
Students, staff, and teachers at Greece Arcadia have been asked to monitor themselves for symptoms until March 20, which is two weeks from the last day that the woman with coronavirus was at work in that building. Health officials are asking anyone who believes they may have symptoms of the virus to avoid going to the emergency room unless they need immediate medical attention.