Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024

YUCCA MIDDLE SCHOOL ORDERED TO CLOSE BY THE STATE AFTER PRIOR REMOTE LEARNING MODE STATUS

Yesterday, Tuesday May 11, 2021, the New Mexico Public Education Department ordered the closure of Yucca Middle School as a result of four COVID-19 cases in a 14-day period. District Leadership are currently seeking clarification from the state to better understand what the mandatory closure means for end of the year scheduling, particularly since Yucca was already in Remote Learning Mode prior to the state order. Clovis Municipal Schools voluntarily shifted Yucca Middle School to Remote Learning Mode May 5, for a period of two weeks in an attempt to avoid a mandatory closure by the state. Unfortunately, two additional COVID-19 cases reported after the closure were individuals identified as having been on campus prior to instruction being shifted to Remote Learning Mode.

According to the state, “…state agencies initiate a rapid response when one or more employees [or students test] positive for COVID-19. The goal of a rapid response is to protect employees and [students] while minimizing disruptions to the workplace and helping them reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. Some agencies, including the Public Education Department, also initiate rapid responses when a student or students test positive.”

At this time, the District is unable to provide further details, however as soon as further information is known, announcements will be made to assist families in planning.

About Post Author