G-SL Schools Prepare for Return While Superintendent Recovers from COVID-19

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GLENCOE, Minn. (FOX 9) – Students in the Glencoe-Silver Lake school districtare beginning the school year in a hybrid model this week as the district’s superintendent deals with a positive COVID-19 test.

FOX 9 reports Superintendent Chris Sonju said he feels “pretty good,” and just has a little bit of a cough. His illness has forced four other district administrators into quarantine to start the year, including the principal of the Junior-Senior High School.

Further complicating the situation is the district’s home in McLeod County, which was one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in Minnesota.

It’s a level that state health and education officials have said should mean middle and high schoolers learn from home.

Sonju says the numbers are trending in the right direction.

The outbreak in the area came after at outbreak at a local food processing plant. He said he’s confident his district can weather this fall.

“Overall, I think our families want to get our kids back to school,” he said. “But at the same time, obviously, you need to have the safety precautions in place. You have to find that balance.”

Click here for the FOX 9 report.

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