Nearly 150 students in Livingston Parish have been quarantined after the first week of school and a handful of faculty and staff members have also been quarantined. A spokesperson for the school district sent out an email Tuesday, Aug. 11 dispelling some rumors on social media. The email says North Corbin Elementary does not have a special ed class shutdown, however, a special ed class at another school does currently have one teacher, three para-professionals, and six students in quarantine. At this location, there was reportedly one individual who tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the others to be quarantined as a precaution.
Livingston Parish school officials say currently, 17 total employees throughout the school district are quarantined over COVID-19 concerns, including 12 certified personnel, such as teachers, and five classified employees. Of those 17, school officials say seven tested positive for the virus and the other ten came in close contact with someone who tested positive.
Livingston Parish Public Schools Superintendent Joe Murphy also recently sent out a letter that said enrollment for the current year EXCEEDS enrollment from last school year and that the deadline for open enrollment in 100% virtual instruction is this Friday. It said of the enrolled students, they currently have 2,559 students who have chosen 100% virtual instruction.