Superintendent Says Current Teaching Solution To COVID Not Viable Long Term

The COVID-19 numbers within the Fond du Lac School District continue to be a concern, at least at the elementary level.

District Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Fleig gave the School Board an update Monday. “I know as of last week the numbers, we had 56 total active cases. 11 staff were out and 45 students were out. The week right after the November break, we had 62 total cases.”

Dr. Fleig said the increases have come since the break, and acknowledged that have been challenges, but it’s critical that teachers are teaching students face to face, in school.

“I know there’s some frustration there, I want to remind everyone, the mask is put in place, primarily to keep staff in front of students. We need our teachers in front of our kids to maintain in-person learning.”

He also said the current solution to the current challenges, can’t continue.

“I can not continue to have elementary teachers sub, in addition to their regular job.”

There are currently four elementary schools requiring 100% masking, which is down from last week’s number of five.