PUEBLO — Starting November 11, all Pueblo School District 60 high schools will transition to distance or remote learning. The district anticipates the shift to distance learning will be in effect through the end of the first semester.
Students in grades PreK-8 will also transition to distance learning following Thanksgiving break on November 30.
The district said this move has become necessary due to the extremely high incidence of COVID-19 transmission throughout the community.
“With more and more student cohorts and staff needing to quarantine, our school system has been significantly strained. We are unable to provide the necessary coverage to continue to operate our schools and provide in-person instruction to our students” Superintendent Charlotte Macaluso said. “Although our schools have done a stellar job in implementing health and safety processes which have been effective in containing and minimizing the spread of COVID-19, surging infection rates from the community continue to negatively impact our schools.”
Last week, District 49 officials announced it would move students back to remote learning for the rest of the fall semester due to the increase of COVID-19 cases locally.