UPDATE: Luxemburg-Casco School District reinstates COVID-19 protocols, after unanimous vote

TUESDAY 5/11/2021 5:17 a.m.

LUXEMBURG-CASCO, Wis. (WFRV) – The Luxemburg Casco School Board meeting brought a large crowd to the high school auditorium where parents, students, staff and community members were given time to address the board regarding the removal of COVID-19 protocols.

One parent said, “The combination of sending contagious people to school while eliminating the protection of 100% of people wearing masks correctly is a dangerous combination.”

Public comments were split regarding the decision to remove the mask mandate and quaratine period for close contacts of known positive cases.

“The board, thank you for letting us choose, as parents, wether or not our children can wear masks,” said another parent.

The board also heard from a handleful of students, some of which were against reinstating the coronavirus regulations and many of which were for reinstating them in order to bring spring sports back.

“For everyone who has played a sport you know that it’s just more than just a game it’s a family. Having that taken away last year we are all eager to get out there and play again,” said a student.

After listening to dozens of speakers the board held a vote and decided to follow the previous coronavirus guidelines.    

MONDAY 5/10/2021 9:44 p.m.

LUXEMBURG-CASCO, Wis. (WFRV)- Luxemburg-Casco School Board voted Monday, May 10, regarding the removal of COVID-19 restrictions that was decided May 6.

The board voted unanimously to restore COVID protocols in the school district.

Local Five News will have more tonight on Local Five News at 10.

Original Story: Luxemburg-Casco School District removes COVID-19 restrictions to mixed responses

THURSDAY 5/6/2021, 10:14 p.m.

LUXEMBURG, Wis. (WFRV) – The Luxemburg-Casco School District will return to pre-Covid rules after Wednesday night’s board meeting.

In an email obtained by Local Five Superintendent Glenn Schlender said, “This means that any staff or student who has been quarantined because of being a close contact may return to school tomorrow. Any student or staff member who has a fever or has been vomiting can return after 24 hours of no fever and/or vomiting.”

The Kewaunee County Public Health Department released a statement encouraging continued social distancing, masking and quarantining.

Cindy Kinnard, Health Officer and Health Director for the Kewaunee County Public Health Department said, “The decision to return to pre-COVID-19 restrictions made by the Luxemburg-Casco School Board on a 4 to 3 vote was an unfortunate decision.”

Reactions among parents Local Five spoke to were mixed, some said off-camera they were not concerned with the decision while others were worried for their child’s safety.

Nathan Gilson said, “If you don’t have Covid restrictions in the school people’s comfort level changes. Their guard gets let down and now you can run into a situation where Covid is allowed to spread not only through the school but through the community.”

Local Five reached out to the Superintendent, High School Principal and all seven board members and did not hear back.

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