For the second time this week, the Thames Valley District School Board is announcing a temporary school closure.
The board said Thursday night that C. C. Carrothers Public School, in the area of Highbury Avenue South and Commissioners Road East, would be closing to in-person learning as of Friday due to “operational concerns related to staffing issues.”
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Students will shift to remote learning until at least Wednesday, Feb. 2.
The board said classroom teachers will contact families to provide further details.
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Earlier this week, the TVDSB announced the temporary closure of Princess Elizabeth Public School, also due to “operational concerns related to staffing issues.” It is expected to reopen on Monday.
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A TVDSB spokesperson told Global News on Wednesday that the closure was not the result of high rates of absences among students due to COVID-19, but due to the number of staff having to isolate either due to illness or close contact with a case.
This week, the province began reporting school closures and absence rates among students and staff due to COVID-19.
No data was listed for C. C. Carrothers as of 7:30 a.m. Friday. According to the province, the absence rate at Princess Elizabeth was just 1.1 per cent on Friday, yet that school has been closed to in-person learning since Tuesday.
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