Dozens more students quarantined in latest school bus COVID-19 incident; parents ask ‘how this makes sense’?
About 40 children on a Portland elementary school bus route were told to quarantine last week after riding with at least one student infected with the coronavirus, marking at least the second busing incident in the metro area to force dozens of kids to miss more than a week of school.
The episode tied to Duniway Elementary School has been exacerbated by Portland Public Schools’ not using assigned seating and its inability to determine where students sat, forcing everyone on the bus to now miss classroom instruction in what a district spokesperson described as “an abundance of caution.”
That’s left some parents indignant and frustrated, and it points to the difficulty Oregon schools face trying to protect students from the coronavirus while offering in-person learning during the pandemic.
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