North Gibson schools return to in-person learning

North Gibson schools return to in-person learning

GIBSON CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Starting Monday, the North Gibson School Corporation says that all students and staff at Princeton Community Middle School and Princeton Community High School will return to in-person learning.

In a Facebook post, school officials say the administration monitored positive COVID-19 cases among students and staff, as well as close contacts over Thanksgiving break.

Administrators say they found the number of positive cases between students and staff is now lower than when they first moved to virtual learning.

School officials say students and faculty are properly following protocols, but COVID is slowly starting to make its way into the schools through events and activities happening outside of the schools.

“Its spread within the community. And some of that is starting to carry over with close contacts at outside activities from school,” stated Dr. Eric Goggins, the assistant superintendent at North Gibson School Corporation. “That could cause us an issue, and Thanksgiving could be one of those. So we’re prepared to make the decision that’s safest for our students and our staff.”

School officials say they will continue to monitor the situation daily.

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