September 2, 2021
This is Brent May from Plain Local Schools. My purpose this evening is to communicate important information about the current health conditions in the school district. As of today, the district has had 55 positive COVID-19 cases between students and staff. In addition, the district has quarantined close to 300 students. All data has been tracked since Thursday, August 19, 2021.
In conjunction with many other Stark County school districts and the recommendation of the Stark County Educational Service center, starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 all students and staff grades K-12 will be required to wear a mask while inside all school buildings. Our goal from the beginning has been to keep students in school and this is our only recourse following state health guidelines. In addition, it is important to note that Akron Children’s Hospital is seeing a spike daily in the number of students admitted for COVID-19.
I realize that this is a hot button topic for many, but in order to keep students in school and learning this is the district’s only option. This requirement will be reviewed at the end of each month moving forward.
I hope you have a great evening, I appreciate your support.