Local superintendents are putting the safety of students first as they come up with a plan for assignments and more ahead of a statewide school closure.
Indian Creek closed school for Monday to give teachers an opportunity to get comfortable with online learning systems. This means, after Friday, the Indian Creek School District will be out of session until April 3rd.
Superintendent Bill Beattie of Edison School District says he is still making a decision as to whether or not students should report to school on Monday to gather materials they may need the next few weeks out of the classroom. He also adds that the district is working on a system to feed their kids.
At Steubenville City Schools, students will be able to get breakfast and lunch inside the school at set times. Students will also be allowed in the building at certain times to access Wi-Fi to work on digital and blizzard bag assignments.
Meanwhile, schools in West Virginia are taking precautionary measures. West Liberty University extended its spring break by a week, with online classes continuing. The university has spent the week cleaning the campus and disinfecting dorms and public places. West Virginia Northern Community College has not made any moves to cancel classes or move them to strictly online. President Daniel Mosser says they’ve put together a coronavirus task force, which will continue monitoring the situation before making a recommendation for the next move. Wheeling University is currently taking a similar approach, implementing a task force and monitoring the situation closely.
More concrete plans for each district are expected to be released in the coming days.