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District 60 to close for the remainder of the school year due to COVID-19

Posted at 5:17 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 00:37:17-04

PUEBLO — Pueblo School District 60 Board of Education has voted to close its door for the remainder of the school year due to COVID-19.

According to the district, in-person instruction will not happen the rest of the year. The district will continue to implement the Distance Learning Plan for the remainder of the school year.

School activities, including in-person graduation ceremonies, have also been canceled the rest of the year.

"This is a decision that has been weighing heavily on me," Board President Taylor Voss said. "But from everything I've seen, from distributing meals to providing technology, as well as the work of our teachers and our incredible staff, all going above and beyond to make sure we are serving our kids, it makes me confident that this good work will continue."

The district did say they will find another way to honor their graduating seniors via a virtual event.

“Although this was a very difficult and painful decision, the health and safety of our students, staff, and community is our priority, " added D60 Superintendent Charlotte Macaluso. "We acknowledge that this is terribly difficult for everybody associated with D60, both for students, families, staff, and teachers alike. There is truly no substitute for in-person instruction and engagement our students experience in our school district. It is disappointing to go so long without teachers interacting with students face-to-face in our classrooms, however we believe that this approach is the next best option to keep moving forward and providing our students with education and enrichment.”

D70 made the same call to cancel the rest of the year last week.