Redmond Schools are working to increase in-person learning after the district was forced to de-emphasize school attendance due to Covid-19. KBND’S Caroline MacGregor reports. During the pandemic with so many students learning online, it was hard for school officials to keep track of who was actually attending.
When students returned to in-person learning the school then faced quarantines and students and family members falling sick. Redmond School District Public Information Officer Sheila Miller says some students had also found jobs, further leading to an attendance deficit. Miller said the school has been scrambling for more than two years to find ways to adapt as well as to state restrictions and COVID-19 mandates. She said recent figures show only five cases of COVID-19 district-wide and school officials are hopeful they’ve finally turned a corner. The school will continue to communicate the need for attendance with the hope classroom learning returns to normal levels.