BREAKING: WCSD to Transition to Remote Learning from Dec. 9 Through Jan. 25

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RUSSELL, Pa. – The Warren County School District Board of Directors voted to transition to an all-remote learning model for at least a month and a half, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 9, at its regular meeting Monday.

School will be remote through Monday, Jan. 25, with students currently scheduled to come back to the classroom Tuesday, Jan. 26, which is the start of the third grading period.

The motion passed 6-3, with board members Kevin Lindvay, Paul Mangione, Marcy Morgan, Art Stewart, Donna Zariczny, and Jeff Labesky voting in favor and Joe Colosimo, Mary Passinger, and Elizabeth Huffman voting against.

Students will return to their classrooms Tuesday to collect belongings and electronic equipment necessary for remote learning. They will begin full remote learning Wednesday.

WCSD Superintendent Amy Stewart made the recommendation to the board based on the rapid case increase and the amount of time staff who came in close contact had to miss due to quarantine.

“We said we’d know when it’s time,” Stewart said. “It is time to take a break.”

More on this developing story to come.