Decatur City Schools Move To Virtual Learning Until January 13

By  | December 11, 2020 | Filed under: News

DECATUR-On Thursday, December 10 Decatur City Schools announced in a press conference that 67 cases of COVID-19 have tested positive among students and staff and 931 people are now in quarantine.

Superintendent Dr. Michael Douglas said students are scheduled to come back from winter break on January 5 and do virtual learning through Tuesday, January 12.  Students will be able to resume in-school learning on Wednesday, January 13.

Douglas said we went up 30 positives this week and why we made the transition.  Douglas said the district has evidence of active spread of COVID-19 within schools, and they don’t have enough staff right now for all buildings.

The superintendent also stated the girls varsity basketball program at Decatur High School is shut down due to COVID impacts along with both the varsity and junior varsity the cheer programs at Austin High School.

Schools have cancelled fall semester exams. Meanwhile, meals for students will still be distributed during the virtual learning period. More information on where families can pick up the free food will be sent out on Friday.

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