The Knox Community School Corporation continues to update its plans in response to COVID-19. School officials say eLearning will be suspended after Monday, March 23, through spring break, and until April 13.
The plan was adjusted in response to Governor Holcomb’s order that Hoosiers remain in their homes, except for certain essential businesses and activities. Knox School Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart has, in turn, ordered all school corporation employees to stay home, unless he gives them specific permission.
At this point, the Knox Community Schools’ plans call for eLearning to be held each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from April 13 through May 1. There’s a chance that may continue for the last three weeks of the school year, depending on the spread of the virus.
School officials say that breakfast and lunches for all five days of the week will be delivered on Mondays, even during spring break. The school corporation says it’s currently delivering 350 lunches to families in Starke County. Those who’d like lunches delivered but aren’t on the list yet are asked to call 574-772-1600 before 9:00 a.m.
The 2020 Knox High School prom has been canceled. Graduation may be postponed. When it is held, it will be outdoors at Community Field, with alternate dates for potential weather issues. All state-mandated testing is canceled, and school officials aren’t sure whether summer school will be offered.
All Knox Community School Corporation buildings will be closed starting March 30. Only essential employees will be working, but school officials say all employees will be paid at their normal rate from spring break until further notice.