Another central Illinois school district is going to remote learning for a temporary time thanks to a perfect storm of COVID mitigations and a shortage of substitute teachers.
Dr. Lisa Taylor is the Superintendent of Heyworth Schools and tells Regional Radio News they are going to remote learning for a few days this week at the junior high school level and the grade-schoolers will be on remote learning the rest of the week.
According to Dr. Taylor, finding substitutes was difficult in this circumstance so they are going to make the most of it and keep its elementary students in remote learning and focus on deep cleaning in the classrooms.
Dr. Taylor says if there were not a litany of mandates on schools and there were adequate substitute teachers, she probably would have opted to keep her students in school.
Dr. Taylor points out, like last year, they continue to see zero COVID spread in schools. She adds most of where their students are catching the virus is outside of the school walls.