As was shared with you several days ago, the school board made the difficult decision to close school in the midst of a public health crisis. This was not made lightly. Since that announcement, our instructional teams have been preparing for off-site and online learning experiences for our 5,600 students. Our custodial and maintenance support staff are also engaged in the work of repairing, cleaning high-touch, high-traffic areas of each school and bus. Food service workers are preparing meals for students in need, our technology department is making sure that our systems and equipment remain functional, and our clerical and business staff are working to ensure that there are no interruptions to basic services. Furthermore, during this period, the district office will remain open to ensure that the business of the district continues, questions are answered, and communications provided.
I would like to emphasize that the COVID-19 response from our national, state, and local leaders continues by the hour and we receive information that may or may not impact schools. We continually monitor the situation across our region and communicate with all of our neighboring school districts. As of this date, we do not have a staff member or student who has contracted the virus or has been asked to self-quarantine. Nevertheless, this could change and decisions will be made accordingly.
Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate these challenging times. Your health, welfare, and safety are our top priority.