AURORA – COVID-19 cases in DuPage County continue to rise, and, as a result, Indian Prairie School District 204 students will continue remote learning through at least November 13.
In a release sent to the community on Monday, IPSD Superintendent Dr. Adrian Talley said, “I must take action to protect the health and safety of our students and staff, so I am pausing our transition to the hybrid program, which was scheduled to begin on November 2.”
“While we know that pausing our transition to hybrid is disappointing to the families that selected this option, we must continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff.”
The district is basing its decision-making on criteria and data from the DuPage County Health Department, which include the county being designated at a “Substantial Community Transmission Level” and an increase in weekly new cases for three consecutive weeks.
“We cannot safely open our schools with community transmission levels where they are now” said Dr. Talley. “We are doing all we can to make our schools as safe as possible to help reduce community transmission.”
According to the district’s web site, IPSD has reported 12 COVID cases in the past week, including three at Metea Valley High School, two at Neuqua Valley High School, and one at Waubonsie Valley High School.
To read the full release, visit www.ipsd.org.