WAYNE – Based on current information and recommendations from state and public health officials, Wayne Community Schools will continue to remain open and have school as scheduled.
According to a press release issued at 3:00pm Friday, Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan says – “We believe that having students in school is the best and safest manner to proceed at this time. If we are informed by public health officials or state officials that we are to close school, it will occur in a prompt manner and we want parents to be prepared.”
Lenihan says – “parents should begin to have conversations about a contingency plan for an extended closure of school. According to the Governor, this closure could extend up to 6-8 weeks. We are having discussions at school to determine what educational opportunities might exist if a lengthy delay of the school year occurs.”
Lenihan notes that this is a very fluid situation and that the school system will continue to make the best decisions, in consultation with the health department and other state officials. He notes “as always, parents have the choice to keep their children at home at their discretion.” He asks that if parents choose to do so that they contact the school office.
Lenihan concludes – “The administration at Wayne Community Schools is closely monitoring the situation of the COVID-19 virus on a daily basis. We have been in contact with Northeast Nebraska Public Health regularly, and will continue to take recommendations on needed measures to keep our staff and students safe and healthy.”