All Panhandle schools to remain closed until at least May 1st

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. - (KNEP) - As a precautionary measure, all panhandle schools including Scottsbluff Public Schools will remain closed through May 1st.

Superintendent Rick Myles states the districts have consulted with COVID-19 Unified Command at Panhandle Public Health District and have come to this decision. He mentioned it is possible the schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 academic year.

There are currently no confirmed cases in the Panhandle but local health and school officials are watching the situation unfold in Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota.

This does not however mean the end of education. Staff is already developing and implementing plans with the goal of continuing to support all students and families.

With this announcement, Scottsbluff Schools along with the rest of the Panhandle will remain secured and closed. Food distribution will continue as a priority with locations and times continually assessed. Further Chromebook distribution and repairs are to be suspended immediately.