FRANKLIN — An increasing number of absences among teachers, substitutes and staff has forced a quick transition to virtual learning at a Johnson County school.
Custer Baker Intermediate School in Franklin went to at-home schooling Thursday. Here is part of the statement issued by the Franklin Community School system:
We understand the hardship this creates for parents, especially with short notice. This was a difficult decision to make as we truly believe that in-person learning is the best for students.
Franklin is not alone in finding it difficult to get enough substitutes to keep classrooms staffed. As COVID-19 cases rise across the state, teacher staffing has become a major challenge.
At Custer Baker, extracurricular activities are expected to continue. The school will also make breakfast and lunch meals available through next Wednesday.