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In-school tests find COVID cases at District 153

Students in three classrooms at Churchill School are learning remotely after positive cases of the COVID-19 virus were found in the weekly SHIELD testing the week of Dec. 5.

The news was shared by Superintendent Scott McAlister at the Dec. 13 school board meeting.

Churchill has 70 students in quarantine after 11 tested positive; Willow School has 33 students in quarantine after three students tested positive; James Hart School has 47 students quarantining after 10 students tested positive.

“I just want to emphasize the challenge to our teachers and our administrators. Every day, every week they’re spending an . . .

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Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

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