Centerville schools move to remote learning until 2021

Centerville schools move to remote learning until 2021
Centerville High School

CENTERVILLE — After less than a month of in-person learning, Centerville City Schools is moving back to remote learning until the holiday season ends due to rising COVID-19 cases.

Student will begin complete remote learning beginning Monday and the plan is for students to return to classrooms beginning Jan. 19, Superintendent Tom Henderson said in an announcement Tuesday afternoon.

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The district is still working through exact details and plans to send out scheduling information in the coming days by email.

The district had 41 positive COVID-19 cases this week, which also resulted in 172 students being quarantined due to a case in school and and additional 108 students in quarantine due to a positive case outside of school.

Henderson said the district has been using substitutes to fill about 100 positions daily at the school and those efforts were becoming too much for the district to be able to continue with in-person learning.

The two week period after New Year’s Day should allow the district to deal with any holiday-related quarantines and illnesses prior to students returning to the classroom, Henderson said.