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All Southern Hancock County schools switching to virtual learning until Dec. 7

Posted at 4:48 PM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 16:48:43-05

HANCOCK COUNTY — All Southern Hancock County Schools will switch to virtual learning this week due to a lack of staff available to work.

The district plans to return to in-person learning on Dec. 7, Dr. Lisa Lantrip, superintendent of Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County, said in a letter to parents.

There are five active positive cases at New Palestine High School, which would warrant a closure, but because of the number of staff members absent and quarantined, all schools will switch to virtual learning, Lantrip said.

Families are encouraged to have a backup plan in case the virtual learning period is extended.