UPDATED: Governor’s office introduces color coding by county for schools

In a letter to parents earlier today, the Superintendent of Linton-Stockton Schools, Dr. Kathy Goad, explained the new color coding for attendance at the school due to the community’s perceived Covid-19 risk. Each Wednesday, the Governor’s Office will release the new color codes for each county, and based on this resulting risk level, schools will react accordingly.

Some parents are already upset. If confusion over the new procedure and keeping up on what color each week may be was not enough, they say, it looks like childcare could also quickly become an issue. For example, in some cases, the situation will have parents of two school-aged children delivering one of them to school that day, while keeping the other at home for e-learning.

This is the COVID-19 world we live in now, though, and it’s important to remember most of this new mandate is state-level decisions, not locals trying to be difficult.

The full letter is embedded below:

1 comment

  1. It’s a messy process, but it’s not the district’s fault–it comes from state health mandates. At the end of the day, we’re just trying to keep the kids safe and follow state guidelines, while at the same time allowing as many kids as possible to keep going to class. I’m sure we’ll all be relieved when this state of affairs is over. In the meantime, let’s try to stay positive!

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