Arizona School District Cancels Classes After Mass Sickout Over Virus Concerns
An Arizona school district has been forced to cancel classes and reverse course on its plan to resume in-person classes on Monday after teachers and other staff called in sick en masse due to coronavirus concerns.
“We have received an overwhelming response from staff indicating that they do not feel safe returning to classrooms with students. In response, we have received a high volume of staff absences for Monday citing health and safety concerns,” Gregory Wyman, superintendent of the J.O. Combs Unified School district, said in a letter to parents Friday.
The San Tan Valley, Phoenix, school district’s board had voted last week to resume in-person learning Monday, even though they failed to meet recommended benchmarks set by the Arizona Department of Health Services. No counties in the Phoenix metropolitan area met …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]