Clinton High School moves classes online

Adjustment due to increase in COVID-19 cases
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Posted at 9:38 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 22:38:37-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Clinton High School students will transition to all-virtual learning beginning on Thursday.

The Clinton School District Board of Education voted Wednesday night to make the adjustment, which will last through Nov. 20, due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

CHS Principal Jarrod Steffens said in a letter that was distributed to high school families that changing the learning approach is not what they want to do but is “necessary at this time because of a shortage of available staff.”

“The next few weeks may have some bumps in the road, but we feel confident in our community, our families and our staff as we move through this together,” Steffens said.

Nearly 30 active COVID-19 cases have been reported within the district, 12 of which were confirmed on Wednesday, according to the district.

Steffens said that the high school will remain open for students who do not have internet access.

In-person learning will continue at all other district schools.

District administration plan to reassess during the week of Thanksgiving, according to the letter.