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Collinsville Herald Elementary to return to in-person learning on Nov. 16

Posted at 3:04 AM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 10:25:02-05

COLLINSVILLE, Okla. — Collinsville, Union, Broken Arrow, Sand Springs Public Schools and more districts have recently made the decision to switch from in-person to distanced learning instruction due to COVID-19.

READ MORE: Sand Springs district moves 6th - 12th grade students to distance learning on Nov. 12

2 Works for You sat down with the Superintendent for Collinsville Public Schools Lance West. West said they switched to distance learning on Nov. 9th due to a surge in cases among his staff at Herald Lower Elementary School.

Last week alone, six teachers tested positive in addition to many who were already out, and the district had a hard time finding substitutes for those out sick or quarantining.

Lance West said he believes the holiday could have something to do with it.

“I think we are seeing a post Halloween surge. Talking to other school districts, and through the contact tracing of the Tulsa County Health Department, I am finding out that’s a pretty serious and realistic event that has happened based on what happened over Halloween,” West said.

After five days out of the building, West is expecting 83 staff and students to be back from quarantine by Monday, Nov. 16. That's when they plan to reopen their doors, despite a few teachers still being out.

To see Collinsville Public Schools coronavirus case count, click here.

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