Rock Island-Milan Schools Going Virtual For First Quarter

Kids in Rock Island will be learning from home until at least October. Rock Island-Milan Superintendent Reginald Lawrence notified parents on Monday that for 'the safety' of children, the school district will not welcome students back to school next week.

Instead, Rock Island schools will learn from home. Lawrence says the decision was made with cooperation from local public health managers. Lawrence did not say if students or teachers tested positive for the coronavirus, or if there was another specific health concern that forced his decision.

“Please know this decision was not made lightly, and the district took into full consideration the data from the Rock Island County Health Department and guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health,” the message read. “In order to keep students, staff, and families safe, it was determined that continuing with Full Remote learning for the rest of the quarter was the best decision we could make.”

The district had originally planned to start a hybrid of online and in-person learning next week.

(Photo from KWQC-TV 6)

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