Schools close a week ahead of spring break

JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County School District officials today announced they will all close all public schools in Teton County effectively immediately in response to the spread of COVID-19.

Spring break was scheduled to begin at the close of school this Friday, but with a mere five days ahead of a scheduled two-week closure, officials opted to pull the plug today.

All schools serving the TCSD #1 will be closed from March 16 through at least April 5. A determination concerning post-spring break closures will be made at a later date.

“After last night’s announcement of the positive COVID-19 case in Teton County, Idaho, TCSD #1 has been carefully reviewing the CDC guidance for schools that suggests schools not close until there is a case in their buildings,’ stated TCSD #1 representatives. “The district has also been considering all of the efforts being taken in our community to ‘flatten the curve.’ Based on all of these considerations, all TCSD #1 schools will close starting tomorrow, Monday, March 16.”

Other schools are following suit. Jackson Hole Classical Academy will close its doors this week for a three-week spring break. Children’s Learning Center will also close until after spring break.

Teton Science Schools already announced it would be closing early as well.

Some schools across the country have put in place contingency plans for the continuation of free lunch programs. It is not known at this time whether TCSD #1 will adopt anything along these lines.

At this time, TCSD #401 in Idaho remains open for this coming week.

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