South Western School District to hold emergency meeting to consider going fully remote
South Western School District will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday night to consider a recommendation to transition all its schools to fully remote learning from Dec. 1 through Dec. 23.
According to the district's website, the district recorded 22 positive COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days, with 36 total cases since August. In a letter to parents, the district identified four COVID-19 cases today.
The school board meeting comes two days after Gov. Tom Wolf issued an order for schools in areas of substantial COVID-19 transmission to either transition to fully remote learning or sign a form agreeing to comply with several state safety regulations.
Baresville Elementary School has already been operating with remote learning until Dec. 1, while Park Hills Elementary School and Emory H Markle Middle School transitioned to remote learning today.
The remaining three schools within the district will remain open until further notice. The school board meeting will take place virtually at 5 p.m. Wednesday.