(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam School District has been working through eleven coronavirus cases since the school year started three weeks ago. Superintendent Mark DiStefano told the school board this week that with 3800 students and staff in the district, that number represents three-one-thousandth (3/1000th) of one percent. As far as contact tracing stemming from those who have been around infected persons, he says less that less than one percent have had to quarantine.
DiStefano says he and administrators with other area school districts have been meeting weekly with county health officials. He says Dodge County has been outstanding and extremely thorough in their efforts. DiStefano notes that based on current models since school started, the Beaver Dam region has seen daily coronavirus increases of two percent.
The situation is being closely monitored but at this point, he is not recommending any change in the current school day. Students in grades seven through 12 are in school two days a week while learning virtually for three days. Distefano says masks will continue to be worn at all times while indoors.
Watch the Beaver Dam School Board meeting via the district’s YouTube page: