On Wednesday McLeod ISD notified families and employees that a student on the high school campus tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last at school on Thursday, Sept. 24 and did wear a mask on campus.
The incubation period for anyone who may have been exposed will end on Oct. 8.
Also on Wednesday, McLeod ISD announced that they were discontinuing virtual instruction as an option for learning.
Beginning with the second 9 weeks, which begins on Oct. 19, McLeod ISD will offer face-to-face instruction only.
The school district feels that face-to-face instruction offers students more opportunities and better quality education.
“The teacher’s able to watch the student and monitor their progress, she can see the light bulb that comes on in their head, she can see the confusion on their faces, there’s just an instant gratification as far as their learning,” said Superintendent, Cathy May.
The school district says they will continue to follow all CDC guidelines, like sanitizing, social distancing, and making sure students age four and up are wearing a mask.
All parents of those who are currently enrolled in virtual education have received a personal phone call with time to make decisions concerning the education of their children.
The school says if a student should test positive, they will do a contact trace and be in close contact with all parents involved.