PLAINFIELD, Illinois (CBS) – In-person classes will resume at Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 after the district cancels classes for two days.
District 202 has said distance learning will remain an option, but in-person attendance is preferred.
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“If the circumstances require it, remote instruction can be used and we will release this information as soon as possible,” the district said.
According to a letter to families released on Sunday, the district made the decision to close on Monday due to an increase in the number of bus drivers with COVID-19, which left no drivers for about 2,000 students in the district. .
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The district also canceled classes on Friday.
“We just don’t have enough people available to teach in the classrooms. And frankly, if they’re too sick to teach in school, then they’re too sick to teach, period, ”Tom Hernandez of Plainfield District 202 said Friday.
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District officials said on Friday that even though they worked with two different transport providers, it was difficult last week to find bus drivers for staff routes.