With COVID-19 surging, schools suspend in-person education
November 13, 2020
With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state spiking to record levels, bus drivers and teachers in quarantine, students getting sick and the holidays looming, Schools Superintendent Scott Hanback in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, made a tough decision this week.
The school system, he decreed, would switch to remote learning until after Thanksgiving.
It seemed like the only safe way to proceed after the myriad disruptions caused by the surging coronavirus.
''It has been very, very difficult,'' Hanback said, adding that he has been doing ''a lot of prayer, rest and trying to just take...