Waterboro-primarily primarily based district delays delivery of school 300 and sixty five days – Press Herald

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Superintendent Larry Malone also announced Monday that a particular person linked to the transportation division examined optimistic for COVID-19.

The superintendent of Waterboro-primarily primarily based RSU 57 announced Monday the delivery of school shall be delayed for every week and a particular person linked to the district’s transportation division has examined optimistic for COVID-19.

The district had planned to delivery up a staggered delivery as much as the college 300 and sixty five days with some grades attending the first day of in-particular person classes on Tuesday. Superintendent Larry Malone said in a letter to varsity students and households that the delivery of school for every some distance flung and in-particular person college students shall be delayed until Sept. 14.

RSU 57 is basically the most stylish York County college district to modify its reopening plans since novel steerage modified into once launched Friday by the Maine Department of Education indicating an elevated effort of  COVID-19. The reclassification of York County as “yellow” in its color-coded college reopening advisory machine comes because the county has had five outbreaks in essentially the most fascinating two weeks, considered an lengthen in circumstances per capita and for the time being has a positivity rate of 1.8 p.c – three instances the notify moderate.

The Maine Center for Illness Preserve an eye on and Prevention is monitoring quite a bit of outbreaks in York County, at the side of a vital outbreak at the York County Jail, the set 72 circumstances secure been reported, and smaller outbreaks at the Sanford Fire Department and Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford. The pastor of the church, Todd Bell, modified into once the officiant at a wedding in East Millinocket most fascinating month, and the wedding ceremony reception in Millinocket has since been linked to three deaths and 147 circumstances around the notify, at the side of those at the jail.

On Friday, the superintendent of Sanford faculties announced he pushed back the delivery of school to Sept. 14 because of this of the elevated level of neighborhood effort and neighborhood transmission. The Wells-Ogunquit Neighborhood College District revised its reopening plot to back until Sept. 21 to lift back all college students in-particular person five days per week. College students will as any other back in smaller groups until Sept. 21.

Malone said an person linked to the transportation division currently examined optimistic for COVID-19.

“It is miles severe to impart that the Maine CDC has optimistic the person no longer to be a ‘shut contact’ by intention of their contact tracing course of,” Malone said in the letter.

Malone asked fogeys to display screen themselves and childhood for symptoms of COVID-19 and bag in contact with a health care supplier in the occasion that they are experiencing symptoms.

Malone said a detailed reopening plot is forthcoming. For the time being, the technology division will work to distribute pupil devices to offer a secure to some distance flung studying.

Curbside meal pickup shall be readily accessible in any admire faculties from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Pickup shall be shut to the doorway of every college and households ought to composed discontinuance in their cars while they are assisted by diet personnel.

Pre-Okay and kindergarten screening and college bus orientation are delayed until extra gaze.

RSU 57 involves Waterboro, Alfred, Limerick, Lyman, Newfield and Shapleigh.

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