COVID-19 has had an impact on some members of the teaching staff at Junction City High School, but USD 475 has made adjustments.
Dr. Reginald Eggleston, Superintendent of Schools, confirmed that 17 teachers are out including five with who were positive with COVID-19 and the remainder are quarantined due to close contact. "So that allows individuals who are not ill to continue to teach." The superintendent also noted, " They're actually teaching from home and we have a proctor in the classroom to ensure that instruction continues on."
Eggleston added that USD 475 follows the guidelines of the CDC and the local health department," so we make sure that we cover our bases. Again, everything is to keep our schools open."
The superintendent said he has been working with all of the administrators to ensure safety practices and measures to ensure everyone is safe, and schools can be kept open. "That has been the goal since the very beginning of the year, first, keep everyone safe, and second to keep our buildings open as long as we possibly can." The superintendent commented that it appears for the past 12 or 13 weeks the district's practices have been working since USD 475 has not had to close a school.