Without Enough Staff to Operate, Menahga School District Forced to Cancel Classes
JT Thaden | Oct 27, 2020 AT 6:28 am
MENAHGA (KDLM) - The Menahga School District had to cancel classes Monday because they didn't have enough staff to operate.
In a memo to parents, Menahga Superintendent, Kevin Wellen said too many staff members were quarantining due to COVID-19 to operate grades 7-12 in person, "The fact of the matter is, we don't have a lot of cases in school so it's not that it's a matter of going to distance learning because COVID is here, but when somebody tests positive it's all of their close contacts that have to quarantine also. The teachers can all be fine, but if we don't have all of our custodians, or drivers or all of our cooks we can't run."
The District will transition to distance learning through Wednesday and plan to have grades 7-12 back for in-person learning starting Thursday October 29th.