BROKEN BOW–Students and staff returned to Broken Bow Public Schools for the annual Best First Day of School on Thursday after months off due to COVID-19 and summer break. Now however, middle and high school students are off school today (Friday, August 14) after a staff member at the middle school/high school building has tested positive for COVID-19.
North Park Elementary will remain open today with regular classes and the normal Friday early dismissal time.
All school events and practices at all levels are suspended until further notice.
KCNI/KBBN reached out to Superintendent Darren Tobey who shared in a statement the staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 was not in attendance at school yesterday. Mr. Tobey shared the following statement:
“BBPS was informed late last night that a staff member tested positive for COVID. In working with the Loup Basin Health District, we decided to close the MS/HS buildings today, August 14th, as a precautionary measure. The PK-5 buildings remain open and are running a normal school day. This staff member was not in attendance at school yesterday.”
Mr. Tobey’s statement continued, “We are working closely with the Loup Basin Health District to contact trace, and anyone asked to quarantine will be contacted by the Loup Basin Health District. All school events and practices are suspended for the time being. Any questions should be directed to Darren Tobey at 308-920-0651. As more info comes available, we will share that with you immediately.”