EDWARDSVILLE (AP) – The Edwardsville District #7 sent a letter home to families Wednesday addressing it being named in two lawsuits over masks, exclusions, and COVID mitigation strategies.
The letter from the superintendent said there could be a ruling from a judge later this week and it could possibly end with children doing remote learning.
The superintendent said it is possible that the judge will determine that schools cannot enforce the use of masks in school for students and staff members. Masking is one of the district’s current mitigation strategies.
The letter stated that even though COVID numbers are trending down in the district, Madison County has a a 22% positivity rate.
The superintendent said if the health and safety of our students and staff cannot be guaranteed due to the high number of positive cases, there is the possibility that the district may have to implement a district-wide adaptive pause and move to remote learning.
The superintendent said he hopes this is not the scenario, but it is a possibility.