Largest Alabama school district switches to virtual learning

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From THEHILL.COM

The superintendent for Alabama’s largest school district said in a letter to the community that schools would be transitioning to virtual learning given the rising number of COVID-19 infections amid the omicron surge.

Chresal Threadgill, superintendent of Mobile County Public School System, said in his message that schools would move to virtual learning next week to allow for those who tested positive to recover, reported Fox10News, which obtained a copy of the letter.

“The Omicron variant is spreading rapidly in Mobile County. I have been closely monitoring the number of positive COVID cases and isolations in each individual school and throughout the district as a whole daily,” Threadgill reportedly said. “Our number of cases has increased, making it difficult to staff many of our schools.”

The superintendent said that students would be slated to return to in-person learning on Jan. 24 but that officials ... (Read more)