All Wayne Westland Schools will be closed next week. Classes will be held virtually until January 18th due to staff shortages, absentee students and a lack of overall transportation. Nearly 350 students are in quarantine as of Thursday, January 6th 2022.
In a statement, Superintendent Dignan says “We believe that in-person instruction is most effective for our students. However, given certain mitigating factors such as staff shortages, the inability to offer transportation to a large portion of our students, and overall student absentee rates, we decided to transition to virtual learning.”
Dignan added that “School districts must have a 75 percent daily pupil attendance threshold to be counted as a day of instruction.” At the end of the day Thursday, the school district confirmed 55 cases throughout the district and 331 students in quarantine. Elliot, PD Graham, Schweitzer & Wayne Memorial HS currently account for more than half of the cases and total quarantined students.