First Baptist Christian School of Marble Falls has closed its campus Jan. 29 through Feb. 15 after three students tested positive for COVID-19. The school instructs approximately 120 students, who will switch to remote learning for those two weeks. Closure came at the direction of the Burnet County Health Authority.
“We did ask if it was mandatory and we explained the precautions we were taking, but they told us because there were three now, they wanted us to close,” said First Baptist Christian School Headmaster Cindy Sadler.
Classes for infants and one toddler class will remain open. These classes take place in a wing of the school separate from the affected group.
Prekindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers have been instructed to email parents Zoom or Google Meet links so that instruction can continue virtually.
“From 4 years old all the way to eighth grade, we will have remote learning. The teachers will be communicating directly with their families,” Sadler said.