COLORADO SPRINGS — District 49 officials announced Friday it would move students back to remote learning for the rest of the fall semester due to the increase of COVID-19 cases locally.
The district said there has been 35 confirmed cases among students and staff with two-thirds of the school district in precautionary quarantines.
"Surging infection cases from the community flow into our schools, creating quarantines that deplete our on-site staff, and in-person learning shuts down. Our schools are losing stability, and community conditions are beginning to compromise safety," district officials said in a release.
The move to remote learning will begin this coming Monday, Nov. 9, for all grade levels. The district pointed out that five of its campuses have moved to e-learning this week "with only house to plan," making it chaotic for student learning and staff.
"We’ve passed the point where we can stay in front of this wave. It will overwhelm our district if we don’t reposition to the higher ground," the district stated.
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