Bronaugh school moves to distance learning due to Covid-19 cases

School Classroom, Covid Coronavirus Graphic

BRONAUGH, Mo. – The Bronaugh, Missouri school district moves to distance learning after being made aware of six positive cases of COVID-19 in the school district.

Superintendent Jordan Dickey says they cancelled classes on Monday due to lack of adequate staffing in classrooms and inability to find substitutes. She says the school district’s re-entry plans included the potential to temporarily transition to distant learning, which they have done.

Distance learning will take place for the rest of the week. Dickey says the district will take that time to ensure there’s enough staff to reopen their building and to allow health departments to respond.

The district has been cooperating with local health departments as they conduct necessary contact tracing.

Dickey says cleaning and sanitation crews will continue a previously established schedule as officials prepare to reopen the building. The district anticipates opening their building on Tuesday, September 8.

“Our staff will be continuing to wear a facial covering when they are unable to maintain a 6’ distance from the students,” says Superintendent Dickey. “Our staff have done a great job of a quick transition to distance learning and are working diligently to meet the needs of our students while they can’t be in our building. We are working together and appreciate the support of our community as we look forward to reopening on Tuesday.”

Bronaugh is located in Vernon County, Missouri.