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Fulton Board of Education set to discuss school closure policies as student transition to distance learning

FULTON, Mo (KMIZ)

The Fulton Board of Education will be updated by district staff Wednesday, as almost all of the district's buildings have temporarily closed.

The board is set to meet in the Fulton High School Commons at 7 p.m.

After hearing an update from Superintendent Ty Crain, the board will discuss the school closure policy according to the agenda.

All Fulton schools, with the exception of the Fulton Early Childhood Center, have transitioned back to online learning because of staffing shortages. The district hopes to get students back into the classroom by Nov. 30.

Crain said before the meeting that he wanted to clarify one of the board's policies on school closures.

According to the current policy, the superintendent can make short-term changes to the calendar, the board will make the final decision on school closures that are expected to last longer than a week.

As students move to distance learning temporarily, the buildings are still open. Crain wants more clarity on the board's expectations since the buildings aren't completely closed so he can follow their guidance on these types of decisions.

On Wednesday, the district reported 2 new cases of COVID-19 in staff and students, bringing the currently active cases to 20. Because of exposure, the district is currently quarantining 195 staff and students.

The district is also limiting the number of spectators at fall and winter activities to 25-30% capacity, as the district is in phase Orange.

ABC17 News will be at the meeting, so check back for updates and watch ABC17 News at 9 and 10 for a full report.

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Connor Hirsch

Connor Hirsch reports for the weekday night shows, as well as Sunday nights.

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