All 3 county schools will move classes online


    More than 100 colleges nationwide have moved from face-to-face learning inside the classroom to online studies, and all three public school districts in Adams County will be among those making the move.
    In a news release Thursday, North Adams Superintendent Brent Lehman reported that as of Friday, all three school districts have cancelled extra-curricular, co-curricular, community meetings and/or events at school buildings/district until April 13.
    Lehman also reported all three school districts will be in-session through March 20. No events may be held; however, practices may continue.
    If, at any time between now and March 20, a student or staff member presents with the virus, the affected school will close that day. “We will notify you immediately should that occur,” he said.
    This move comes at the request of the Centers of Disease Control and the Adams County Health Department, Lehman said.
    Due to increased social interaction and exposure to the virus during travel, health officials are asking students to stay at home to allow any exposure or infection to run its course and reduce the spread of illness to others.
    The school districts will utilize e-Learning days for two weeks following Spring Break, slated for March 23-27, with the exception of Good Friday (April 10); there will be no e-Learning that day, as school is not in session. See Friday's edition of the Daily Democrat for the full story.