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Superintendent thinks districts are handling COVID-19 well

Sevastopol School District Superintendent Kyle Luedtke says local control has worked well as they and others navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wisconsin Education Association Council, the state’s largest teacher’s union, wants the state and not the local health department to decide when schools close. They cite inconsistencies within communities and changing metrics as some of the reasons for their call for change. Luedtke says if the state were to take over the decision making that they would follow suit just like they did in March when Governor Tony Evers closed schools in March. Until then, he feels they have been managing it appropriately.

With one addition on Friday, the total number of positive cases at Sevastopol stands at three. Positive cases at other school districts in Door and Kewaunee Counties according to their dashboards on Friday stands at eight for Sturgeon Bay, one at Gibraltar, six at Southern Door, and seven at Luxemburg-Casco. Over 330 students and staff members are quarantined at the five school districts due to being close contacts. Washington Island, Algoma, and Kewaunee do not post their numbers online.

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