Stockton School District To Go Remote For At Least Two Weeks

The move was announced as a precaution just two days into the school year.

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Stockton Community Unit School District 206 will shift to remote learning for at least the next two weeks as a precaution against COVID-19, The Voice has learned. 

The move was announced Friday morning in an “all-call”, a phone call to all parents in the district. Friday was just the second day of school for Stockton students.

Starting Monday August 24th, students will attend their classes over Zoom. 

No students or employees have tested positive; however, District 206 Superintendent James Bunting told The Voice that he wanted to take caution as some individuals may have been exposed to other people in the Stockton area who have tested positive. 

The decision to suspend in-person classes came after consulting with officials at the Jo Daviess County Health Department and District 206’s nurse, Bunting said. 

Under the current plan, students will return to in-person classes on Tuesday, September 8th – the day after Labor Day. 

However, the plan is tentative and subject to changes in pandemic conditions in the region.