EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - COVID-19 is affecting school corporations everywhere, including the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation.
Several schools in western Kentucky are making the move to virtual learning.
As of now, the EVSC is continuing with in-person learning.
That’s something that Superintendent Dr. David Smith believes is crucial for students, and he’s hoping to keep it that way.
He tells us that it’s staffing concerns that has him most worried about keeping in-person school going.
“At this point, we have no spread within our school setting, but as spread continues in our community, we’re very concerned about that because we have a number of close contacts, which means they were within six feet for 15 minutes or more for someone who did test positive," Dr. Smith said. "As you know, when those close contacts have to be home for 14 days, that greatly impacts our staffing levels so that to me is the biggest concern we have right now.”
Dr. Smith says while most students who are doing e-learning are doing so without much issue, teaching from home doesn’t work for everybody.
He also says the availability of substitutes is minimal right now.