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Virtual Learning Unexpectedly Extended at 3 KUSD Schools

Sept 28, 2020 7:55a

(WGTD)---Kenosha Unified has extended virtual instruction at three of the seven schools that made the switch last week from in-person to remote.

Last Monday's change was due to a surge in teacher absences. 

The extension--at Bradford and Indian Trail and Academy High School and at Lincoln Middle School--is for a different reason. Now it's because of required student and staff quarantines.

One new case of COVID-19 was reported Friday at Indian Trail, bringing the total there since school began Sept. 1th up to five. Lincoln Middle had two new cases for a total of 3. 

Teachers who are under quarantine are teaching from home.

KUSD began the year by offering students the choice of either in-person or virtual learning, with the understanding that students might wind up flip-flopping between modes if need be. 

In a news release posted onlline, the district said: "We know how frustrating this is for some of our families, but we appreciate your understanding in knowing that we must make adjustments in order to serve our students. Together we will get through this."

The school board is scheduled to meet Tuesday evening at 5:30 in part to discuss whether to allow a limited number of spectators at outdoor sports events, along with cheer teams.