More Concord schools going remote as staff and students test positive for COVID-19

  • The Christa McAuliffe School is seen in Concord on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz

Monitor staff
Published: 12/15/2020 3:00:44 PM

Christa McAuliffe School and the Concord Regional Technical Center are both pivoting to remote learning on Thursday, due to impact of community transmission of COVID-19., interim Superintendent Kathleen Murphy announced Tuesday. 

The decision was based on availability of staff and number of students in quarantine. The schools will be remote until Jan. 19.

At Christa McAuliffe School, one staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was at work on Monday.

In the CRTC program, two students tested positive for the disease. The students were in school Dec. 11.

At Mill Brook School, two students and a bus driver have tested positive for COVID-19. One of the students is a first-grader who was in school on Dec. 8. The other is a second-grader who was in school last on Dec. 7. The bus driver drove last on Dec. 7.

At Concord High School, two students at a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. One of the students is a junior who was in school last on Dec. 7. The other is a senior who was last in school on Dec. 8. The staff member was last in school on Dec. 8.

Eileen O

Eileen O'Grady is a Report for America corps member covering education for the Concord Monitor since spring 2020. O’Grady is the former managing editor of Scope magazine at Northeastern University in Boston, where she reported on social justice issues, community activism, local politics and the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a native Vermonter and worked as a reporter covering local politics for the Shelburne News and the Citizen. Her work has also appeared in The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The Bay State Banner, and VTDigger. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in politics and French from Mount Holyoke College, where she served as news editor for the Mount Holyoke News from 2017-2018.

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