During Tuesday night’s Lebanon R-3 Board of Directors meeting, the district heard from a group of parents who are concerned that the district’s COVID policy at Lebanon High School is having a negative impact on learning. One of the parents who spoke out was Robin Angst, who thinks the district should put students back in the classroom full-time, instead of the current two days per week……….

Even with the district’s mitigation efforts, nearly 200 students and staff have tested positive for the virus this school year. As of Tuesday night, 259 students and staff members are currently under quarantine. R-3 Superintendent, Dr. David Schmitz, says the district is focused on keeping students safe, while impacting the learning environment as little as possible……….

There are currently 679 active cases of COVID in Laclede County residents, which is greater than any other time since the pandemic began. Dr. Schmitz adds that the district is in constant contact with the Laclede County Health Department developing the best possible policies for the district.