Students in the Crook County School District are being transitioned to comprehensive distance learning next week - a week before their traditional Winter break. Communications Director Jason Carr says it’s a proactive move they’re taking to keep students safe … and to prevent last minute scrambling to find substitute teachers. Since September, he says Crook County has been able to hold in-person classes without interruption … but over the last week he says 22 staffers who regularly have direct contact with students have been exposed to the virus. They’ve since been quarantined. Carr says the transition to distance learning is only for next week. He says they’re expecting students to be able to go back to the classroom in January right after Winter break.