December 11, 2020
Decatur City Schools is the latest to go virtual due to the rising number of COVID cases within its system.
In a letter to parents, Superintendent Dr. Michael Douglas said the system will transition to virtual learning starting Monday, Dec. 14. Students will remain on virtual learning through Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.
“We believe giving students and staff this additional time outside of the traditional school setting will allow anyone who may get sick during Christmas/New Years to recover,” Douglas said. “We also anticipate that this week of virtual learning will keep us from seeing an increase in positives and quarantine/isolations as we have now seen following fall break, Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays.”
Decatur City Schools currently has 40 positive COVID cases among its students with another 800 quarantined. An additional 30 faculty and staff are positive with 100 quarantined.
Decatur City Schools has about 8,700 students.
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