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Attendance is down; COVID cases are being tracked

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Last updated 9/15/2021 at 8:36pm

The coronavirus pandemic continues to leave its mark on the Edmonds School District, with enrollment numbers significantly down, and Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale high schools both reporting positive COVID cases.

While enrollment was expected to drop by about 200 students, figures after the first four days of school show that number is 345, said Assistant Superintendent Greg Schwab at a school board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 14.

While high school numbers are only down by six students, middle school is off its projected number by 140 students, and elementary schools off by 199 students.

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Reader Comments(1)

Deborah Arthur writes:

Pitiful situation. I am inclined to believe that if a teacher refuses to be vaccinated she has no place in the teaching process at all. IF they cared about children, getting a vaccine that is FDA approved and recommended strongly even by our very L governor shouldn't be that much to ask. Gets the economy rolling, gets people back to work. Jobs available in my places I have noticed...but teaching has a lot of benefits, vacations all paid, a pretty short work day compared to many. A pension I believe...Things others only dream about..and they won't get vaccinated? I don't want this type of apparently don't believe in science or human compassion teaching our children. But to each their own.


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