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Louisa County Public Schools to transition to all-virtual learning

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 13:52:09-05

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. -- Beginning Thursday, January 14, Louisa County Public Schools will switch to an all-virtual learning model.

Superintendent Doug Straley announced the decision Monday citing a large number of staff members who are quarantined due to being close contacts to people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Straley says the positive individuals aren’t connected to LCPS.

He stressed the decision was not made due to COVID-19 cases in our schools, or because health and safety strategies weren't working, but because of the number of staff members in quarantine.

"Because of the high amount of staff members who are quarantined, we do not have enough substitutes or staff to adequately fill vacancies, provide instruction, and maintain our health and safety strategies," said Straley.

The superintendent says the county will remain in the all-virtual model for about two weeks, through Friday, January 29.

Louisa County Schools was one of the first school divisions in Central Virginia to return to in-person learning in August.

For more on this announcement and changes to the meals program, click here.