Bridgeport school officials cancel classes at Luis Munoz Marin School due to lack of teachers

Bridgeport school officials say they identified a positive COVID-19 case at Luis Munoz Marin School over the weekend, but that that's not why they had to cancel classes at the school Monday.

News 12 Staff

Sep 21, 2020, 11:03 PM

Updated 1,364 days ago

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Bridgeport school officials say they identified a positive COVID-19 case at Luis Munoz Marin School over the weekend, but that that's not why they had to cancel classes at the school Monday.
They say seventh and eighth grade students will have to stay home until contact tracing can be completed, and that the rest of the students didn't have class because there aren't enough teachers.
Superintendent Michael Testani says the district got word about a possible positive case over the weekend.
He says on Sunday, after the announcement went out, too many teachers called out sick to carry on with Monday classes.
Officials say the pandemic has also reduced access to substitute teachers.
Testani says he wants to reassure teachers and students that the district isn't putting them in danger.
School officials say unless there are further staffing problems, K-6 students will be back in the building Tuesday.
Weston Public Schools also switched to distance learning for the day after a suspected COVID-19 case was reported in the district.


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