Lowville Academy and Central School to continue in-person learning

Lowville Academy and Central School to continue in-person learning
Lowville Academy (Source: WWNY)

LOWVILLE, N.Y. (WWNY) - Lowville Academy and Central School has decided to continue with in-person learning despite the spike in positive COVID-19 cases in Lewis County.

On Monday, Superintendent Rebecca Dunckel-King said the school could either wait and see if numbers improve or switch to a fully remote schedule.

In a statement released Wednesday, Dunckel-King said the district will continue to monitor weekly infection rates and will remain open to in-person learning for as long as safely possible.

According to Dunckel-King, the district has experience 6 positive cases of COVID-19 and none of those transmissions occurred in its buildings.

She added having students at school instead of home has not proven to have a negative impact on the community.

Dunckel-King said the district will continue to work with county and regional health agencies as well as other state education officials.

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