The Central Valley School District will not have school Monday over concerns about potential ties to a robotics competition where an attendee tested positive for COVID-19.
“We have been made aware of many connections to the Robotic competition in West Valley,” said Central Valley Superintendent Ben Smalls in a statement Sunday.
A Medical Lake School District staff member and adviser on a robotics team tested positive for COVID-19 last week. They spent time at Hallett Elementary School and Medical Lake High School.
While those connections have not been confirmed by the Spokane Regional Health District, the district decided to cancel the final day of school before statewide closures go into effect Tuesday.
The district will continue with plans to provide meals to students starting Tuesday, according to a statement.
Elsewhere, school districts throughout Spokane County are working to formulate plans ahead of the six-week statewide school closure set to begin on Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
All districts plan to issue regular updates during the closure, via their websites, social media or direct emails to families.
Here is a district-by-district rundown of plans as of Sunday afternoon. All districts except Medical Lake, West Valley and Central Valley will be open on Monday.
Plans are still evolving at the
The Nine Mile Falls School District officials decided Sunday night to cancel school Monday.All school buildings will immediately closed to the public; however, students will be able to get their personal items at a later date.
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