Eggers Middle School has seen the most cases overall with 12 across the three weeks. Seven of those cases were reported during the week of Aug. 23.
Schools across the Region have received millions of dollars from the federal government for COVID-19 relief, but higher enrollment doesn’t mean more money.
Parents are faced with the question of whether to vaccinate their children, and for some whether their child is vaccinated affects how concerned they are about masking policies.
The superintendent for School City of East Chicago announced she is retiring.
Students and staff at the School City of East Chicago will need to have masks on them at all times next year and will be required to wear them in specified indoor and outdoor settings.
"Offering 2,800 first doses in just two days literally gives our vaccination program a shot in the arm," said Dr. Maria Stamp, Porter County health officer.
Any person 16 and older is eligible to be vaccinated in Indiana, including Illinois residents. Appointments must be made online at the ourshot.in.gov website, or by calling 211 inside Indiana.
Elementary and middle school students in the School City of East Chicago can expect to head back to classrooms on March 8. The school board unanimously approved the district's return-to-learn plan Monday.
Superintendent Dee-Etta Wright presented three return-to-learn options to the school board during a virtual work session Wednesday.
During separate meetings Monday evening, both the East Chicago School Board of Trustees and the City Council unanimously passed resolutions encouraging the state to make teachers and school staff eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The resolution "strongly encourages" Gov. Eric Holcomb and the state health department to include school staff in phase 1B of the state's vaccination plan, which includes those age 65 and older, among others.
“We have no students. Why can’t (teachers) work from home? ... Why don’t we have a choice?” the president of the East Chicago Federation of Teachers asked Wednesday night.
Now Flores says he — and other educators — is scared to return to an empty classroom Tuesday — a decision recommended by school city Superintendent Dee-Etta Wright and approved by the school board during a Jan. 11 meeting.
While the School City of East Chicago delayed its return to in-person learning, staff are pushing back against requirements that teachers must report to work in person to lead virtual instruction.
About 30 teachers are a part of the first cohort of Gary Community School Corp. teachers working to earn their license through a new partnership with IU Northwest.
Teachers and paraprofessionals called for a continuation of remote learning, greater PPE for staff and public participation in virtual school board meetings.
Just two weeks after returning to in-person instruction, the School City of East Chicago is now sharing plans to move back to virtual learning.
Candidates D'Angelo Coles, Jesse Gomez, Jesus Luis Ortiz and Cristina Guerrero-White Williams met Thursday night before a limited audience at Greater Destiny Bible Church.
The leader of a STEM literacy nonprofit said she feels the School City of East Chicago acted in retaliation when it ended its relationship with her organization earlier this month.
The School City of East Chicago's vote to return to in-person learning drew national attention as the American Federation of Teachers rallied support for NWI teachers Wednesday.
Students could return to classrooms as early as Oct. 19 in East Chicago as school administrators weigh hybrid and full in-person instructional models.
EAST CHICAGO — East Chicago educators are raising concerns for health safety and transparency as school leaders consider a return to in-person…
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