Correction: Kaufman High School has reported at least two positive cases.
After Gary Campbell High School in Kaufman had two positive cases of COVID-19 at the school this semester, staff at the Kaufman Independent School District have been working to keep surfaces clean and asking students to continue wearing face masks.
“The most challenging part of this year has been creating two separate school years at the same time,” said Jeremy Melton, director of Communications for KISD. “We have our online learners and in-person learners. Teachers are still learning how to do everything which makes it extremely challenging to relay that communication to parents who are then communicating that to their students.”
All students who are in close proximity to anyone who tests positive are pulled out of class and interviewed privately with social distancing practiced and facial coverings worn. This entire process is taking up to two to three days. Any student who tests positive, along with any who are determined to have had close contact, are asked to quarantine at home for14 days.
“They have communicated very well,” said one mother of a Kaufman High School student. “I really appreciate the different ways of communication they are putting out and the quick response. They are taking lots of precautions. I have felt safe sending my child each day.” Another parentstated, “I think they’re doing the best they can. It’s a difficult situation.