School district switches to virtual classes this week

“Although we had prepared for an alternative meal, further staffing quarantines have prevented that option”

School district switches to virtual classes this week
(Source: David Whisenant-WBTV)

VALLIANT, Okla. (KSLA) — An ArkLaTex school district is switching to virtual-only classes this week.

“After further notifications this evening, involving the Child Nutrition Dept., we will be unable to have in-person school ...,” says a Facebook post Sunday night by Valliant Public Schools.

Indications are that the switch in the Southeast Oklahoma school district is due, at least in part, to COVID-19 and staffing issues.

“Although we had prepared for an alternative meal, further staffing quarantines have prevented that option. I am terribly sorry that we have had to make this decision as we want our kids to be in school.”

School officials will assess the situation Monday morning.

“There is a possibility that this decision could continue through Oct 6.”

Subsequent posts provide specifics about other activities scheduled for Monday, including:

  • Vo-tech will be running buses at the regular time.
  • The cross-country team will practice on the track Monday starting at 8 a.m.
  • The bi-district high school softball tournament versus Okmulgee will start at 1 p.m. Monday.
  • The middle school football practice will be held Monday starting at 2:30 p.m.
  • The high school football team will practice at its regular time.
  • The FFA’s delivery of sausage and other meat Monday will be rescheduled.
  • Homecoming T-shirt orders still are due by Monday. The money will be due when students return to school.

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