Two DeSoto Schools Temporarily Closed Because of COVID-19 Cases

The schools moved students to remote learning Wednesday and will resume in-person classes after Labor Day

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Tom Fox, The Dallas Morning News

Schools and universities across North Texas are shifting to virtual learning as COVID-19 cases surge due to the delta variant, including two in DeSoto ISD.

Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy and Woodridge Elementary in DeSoto ISD transitioned students to remote learning on Wednesday, Superintendent D’Andre Weaver wrote in a statement.

Michelle Neely, principal of the magnet academy, said in a prepared statement that roughly a third of its teachers have been affected by COVID-19, and Principal Jerri A. Johnson said about it was about a quarter at Woodridge.

“Due to the number of teachers currently in quarantine as a result of a confirmed diagnosis or due to close contact, all campus students and staff will transition to a remote learning model,” reads a statement on both schools’ websites.

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