TERRE HAUTE, IN— The Vigo County School Corporation’s updated COVID-19 Dashboard released Wednesday showed improved numbers in all metrics: staff cases on campus in the last 14 days, student cases on campus in the last 14 days, staff availability ratings, and student attendance ratings.
On Monday, the school board voted to expand in-person learning. Middle school students will attend in-person four days per week on a Tuesday-Friday schedule starting Tuesday, March 2. High school students will adopt the same schedule starting Tuesday, March 9.
The first two columns of the Dashboard show staff and student cases on campus during the person’s infectious period in the last 14 days. There have been six student cases on campus in the last 14 days and three staff cases, down from six staff cases and 13 student cases one week ago. The arrow beside each school’s case count indicates whether the number has gone up, down, or remained steady.
The third and fourth columns are designed to help the community anticipate closures at individual schools by providing a staff availability and student attendance rating by school. Staff availability is the most important indicator of whether a school needs remote learning.
Currently, 25 schools are “good” for staff availability and two schools are “moderate.” No school is “severe.” This is an improvement from the ratings two weeks ago that showed 20 schools “good,” six schools “moderate,” and one school “severe” in terms of staff availability.
In terms of student attendance ratings, 19 schools are “good,” eight schools are “moderate,” and no school is “severe.” This is an improvement on the ratings two weeks ago that showed 14 schools “good,” 11 schools “moderate,” and two schools “severe” in terms of student attendance. Student attendance rating includes those students who are counted absent because of a consistent lack of engagement with school.