With ‘Pandemic Surging’ BBCHS will remain remote through first semester

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BOURBONNAIS – Superintendent Dr. Scott Wakeley announced Friday afternoon students at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School will remain in full remote learning through the end of the first semester.

“While I was hopeful that we might be able to return more students to in-person instruction following next week’s break, unfortunately as we all see daily, the current state of the pandemic is surging in our community and across the nation does not make it safe to do so.” Dr. Wakeley announced Friday. “Therefore, BBCHS will remain in our Full Remote Learning Model through the remainder of the first semester.”

The move came after Bradley School District 61 announced a similar move earlier in the afternoon. Friday afternoon, Kankakee Health Department officials announced another 169 cases of COVID-19 locally and another COVID death. It capped off a week that saw 1483 cases locally and 9 new COVID related deaths.

Friday marked the 3rd day Kankakee, IL was featured in national headlines, remaining at the fourth worst outbreak in the Nation.

Dr. Wakeley said some special considerations will continue to allow some students in person learning, including those involved with IGNITE, TSP, EL Newcomers, Community Based Classrooms, and targeted five day students who have prioritized need of extra support.

More info is expected to come down from district officials after Thanksgiving Break.

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