A staff member at Crawfordsville Community School Corp. has tested positive for COVID-19, but no students were impacted, officials said.
The employee is not a teacher, Superintendent Dr. Scott Bowling said in a message to parents Tuesday. Five other staff members have been quarantined as a precaution, he added.
None of those employees will return to school until they have finished their quarantines, Bowling said.
The school year begins Monday.
Whenever there’s a positive case, staff and families of the person infected will be notified and contact tracing will begin, Bowling said.
“One positive case is not going to force us into full distance learning like it did last spring,” he added.
Like the rest of the county’s schools, Crawfordsville has implemented a hybrid schedule for grades 6-12. Students will alternate between in-person classes and distance learning every other day.
Elementary students will attend school in-person five days a week.
Schools caution the plan could change depending on COVID-19 infection rates.