Kilbride: No spread of COVID in District 1 schools

Pete Kilbride, District 1 superintendent, reported on COVID in the district. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)

As in Sheridan County School District 2, the county’s School District 1 hasn’t seen a spread of COVID-19 in the schools.

The district’s Superintendent Pete Kilbride, speaking at the legislative forum earlier this week, said as of the morning of the forum, 20 of the district’s students and staff had tested positive for the virus, and just over 100 people had been quarantined.

Kilbride said 38 people are currently out of District 1 buildings, five staff and 33 students. He told legislators that 95 percent of the district’s 1,000 students returned to the school buildings when classes resumed in August.

Kilbride said of the 50 students that opted to not return to school rooms, 10 went straight to home school, and the remainder chose to participate in online schooling. He said 36 of those enrolled in School District 1’s own Cowboy State Virtual Academy.

Since then, he said, five of those 50 students have come back to school buildings in School District 1.

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