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Horseshoe Bend, Wilder schools cancel in-person class amid staff shortages

Horseshoe Bend schools have canceled elementary classes for the remainder of the week citing a lack of staffing and nearly 60% of students absent.


Horseshoe Bend School District announced Monday evening that it will be canceling all elementary school classes for the remainder of the week. 

The school district stated in a Facebook post that they lack enough staff and substitutes. 

The school also mentioned that nearly 60% of their students are currently absent. The school district intends to resume classes Jan. 24.

Wilder is also canceling in-person classes for middle and high school students as COVID-19 infections continue to spike. 

"Wilder School District analyzes our COVID situation each day.  Considering staffing shortages and an increase of positivity rates, the Wilder Middle School and Wilder High School will move to remote learning for the remainder of the week (Tuesday, Jan. 18 - Friday, Jan. 21," the district wrote.

Elementary schools in Wilder are set to hold in-person classes as scheduled.

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