The Taylorville School District, according to Superintendent Dr. Chris Dougherty has a number of different challenges when it comes to remote learning, including, making sure that all of the teachers are working together and on the same page.
Dr. Dougherty says that she sees improvement each and every week.
If any parent is struggling with remote learning, Dr. Dougherty encourages parents to reach out to the school for assistance.
Dr. Dougherty would obviously prefer that school be back in person, but the reality is with the lack of subs and so many staff members in quarantine it’s difficult to safely manage the individual schools.
Dr. Chris Dougherty also announced via press release on Tuesday afternoon that two additional staff members within the District have been exhibiting COVID-19 like symptoms and are awaiting test results. Due to these developments, six additional staff members are being required by the health department to quarantine and test. The school district is working with the Christian County Health Department along with the Regional Office of Education to keep both of them informed throughout the process.
Thursday, September 17th was the last time the symptomatic employees were at Memorial School and Memorial School has been shutdown until further notice to stop the spread of COVID-19. The classrooms and school spaces that have been used and possibly infected will be deep cleaned and sanitized. The school district continues to encourage all employees and their families to wear masks, practice social distancing, frequently wash your hands, and practice safe and healthy habits.
For more information, please contact the school district at 824-4951. Superintendent Dr. Chris Dougherty was a guest on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.