As Clinton schools ascend towards the one-month mark of their school year, a new student COVID case and a new teacher COVID case was discovered this week.
Superintendent Curt Nettles tells Regional Radio News that brings their total to five cumulative in the student body and two among teachers.
Earlier this week, Principals of each building in the district updated Regional Radio listeners of how the year has gone so far and Nettles indicates, from what he has seen, things are going as well as those leaders described. He points out he shared many concerns the community had leading up to school.
While districts surrounding Clinton are forced to temporarily close their doors, Nettles indicates there is not a threshold for cases or even quarantined number of students but he believes if that time comes, they will know when it happens.
According to Nettles, it is on families of students and teachers to act responsibly away from the school building. Students are in the buildings for five hours of the 24 hour day and he points out that responsibility also applies to him.
The latest case in the student resulted in less than ten students having to isolate.
This is the fourth week of school in Clinton Schools.