AURORA – On Thursday afternoon, Indian Prairie School District 204 has announced that it will move all students to full remote learning effective November 23 through January 15, including the district’s preschool, STEPS program and students with special needs.
District superintendent Dr. Adrian Talley said, “while we are disappointed to announce an extended pause to our in-person learning plans, public health officials are providing no indication that the community transmission level will be reduced from substantial to moderate.”
“Public health officials are expressing serious concern about COVID transmission during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and the weeks that follow. This pause allows students to learn from home after the holidays and helps prevent the spread of COVID through our schools and community by allowing for the recommended 14 day quarantine after both Thanksgiving break and our Winter break.”
The district says that it has seen an increase in the number of confirmed cases. “Over the past two weeks, we have had to quarantine 275 staff members. At the same time, we have seen an increase in the number of parents who are choosing to not send their children to school for in-person support due to COVID-19 concerns.”
To read the full release, visit www.ipsd.org.