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New Prairie High School Adjusts Attendance Plan Again

(New Carlisle, IN) - New Prairie High School is still battling COVID-19 infections and quarantines.

After sending high-schoolers to hybrid learning this week, school officials have waved the white flag, declaring 100% online learning next week. Spring Break starts Friday.


In the high school, eighteen students have tested positive, and 128 are under quarantine.  According to a statement issued by school superintendent Dr. Paul White, "[T]he school board approved a second semester attendance plan that included the contingency plan of moving to e-learning anytime approximately 1.5% of the student body at a secondary school is COVID positive.  At this time NPHS positive cases are exceeding that number." Other schools in the district, however, maintain relatively low COVID results.


Following Spring Break, high-schoolers will return to hybrid learning on April 12 until the numbers get back under control.


Health officials hope the numbers stay under control county-wide. After reporting new daily cases in the single digits a week ago, La Porte County registered 40 new cases on Thursday.

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