The Board of Education for the South Nodaway School District cast a vote to cancel the rest of the Fall semester and pick back up later the winter time of year break on January 3.
On Monday, the Board voted to send staff and understudies to break early of schedule because of a region-wide staffing deficiency welcomed on by COVID-19 cases and strategic isolations.
“We have been short cooks and custodians since the start of the week before. Myself and a few different chairmen, we are a small region, we’ve assisted down in the kitchen. I’ve had various teachers that moved forward,” he said.
The region even encouraged subs to assist with custodial and cafeteria work until COVID-19 cases and quarantines isolations began influencing instructors.
“We’re short subs anyway, so we needed to move those to the study halls, and it started to reach a place where we were addressing how much longer we could operate in that style,” Skoglund said.
With the staff extended too thin, the Board voted to drop the rest of the Fall semester and bring back understudies a day early of schedule. Skoglund said the long Winter break would ideally give understudies and staff time to become healthy and sound and begin the Spring semester new.
“As far as we might be concerned, it came down to we needed to keep the soundness of our staff, understudies, community a priority and afterward likewise focusing on face to face learning,” he said.
Skoglund said the locale would make up the missed school days throughout the Spring semester, with perhaps a couple of days added to the furthest limit of the year.