In a message to parents Monday, the Yankton School District is contemplating the possibility of e-learning from home should COVID cases continue to impact teachers and staff.
The COVID-19 surge is impacting the school, like it is many places. YSD Superintendent Wayne Kindle says that they have multiple staff out due to COVID-19, other sickness, day cares that are closed, and family situations.
Staff includes teachers, cooks, custodians, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, office staff, nurses, and at this time, substitute teachers.
Kindle, in an email to KYNT News, says as a reminder there has been no decision made to go to E-learning, rather it is the YSD being proactive by letting families know in advance if there is a need to go to E-Learning. Kindle adds that students being in class at school is the goal, but staffing availability will determine if and when this may change.
E-learning would have students and teachers doing schoolwork virtually from home.