Earlier this week, Blue Ridge Schools decided to extend their remote learning through this week with the intention of returning to in-person learning next week.
Dr. Hilary Stanifer says they made the decision Monday and have every intention of bringing their kids back to in-person learning next week and hope to finish the semester in-person.
Coming off the Thanksgiving holiday, Dr. Stanifer is watching the COVID trends for any spikes in cases among their staff and students. She continues to point out the spread of the disease is not taking place in the school setting.
While watching those metrics, Dr. Stanifer is hoping to keep kids home this week will keep any further spread of the virus coming out of Thanksgiving limited. She recognizes the continued changes and flexibility they are asking of their families is not easy.
Dr. Stanifer says she and her peers in central Illinois are doing their very best to navigate this situation and is thankful the State of Illinois continues to give districts the flexibility to make the decisions best for them and their communities.