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In-Person Learning at Claude O. Markoe Elementary Postponed

Education officials tour Claude O. Markoe Elementary School on St. Croix. (Submitted photo)

The planned reopening of the Claude O. Markoe Elementary School campus for in-person instruction on Tuesday has been postponed, the Department of Education announced Monday in a news release.

St. Croix District Insular Superintendent Carlos McGregor decided to keep the Frederiksted school closed following a report of a leaking roof affecting several areas of the campus.

“The heavy rains we experienced over the weekend tested the integrity of some of the repairs that were performed by our maintenance staff,” he said. “This extra time will allow the contracted vendor to come onto the campus and perform permanent repairs to the roof.”

All students attending Claude O. Markoe Elementary School will continue to learn from home until further notice. Other schools in the district are not affected and will resume in-person instruction as previously announced.

Who Returns and When
Beginning Tuesday on St. Croix, pre-kindergarten through first grade, special education self-contained and career and technical education second- and fourth-year certificate students will resume in-person instruction, five days a week. Beginning March 9, students in second and third grades will resume in-person instruction, five days a week.

School schedules are as follows:
Pearl B. Larsen Pre-K-8 – 8:15 a.m. -1:15 p.m.
Juanita Gardine K-8 – 8:15 a.m. -1:15 p.m.
Eu1a1ie R. Rivera K-8 – 8:15 a.m. -1:15 p.m.
Arthur A. Richards K-8 – 8:15 a.m. -1:15 p.m.
Ricardo Richards Elementary – 8:30 a.m. -1 :30 p.m.
Lew Muckle Elementary – 8:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Alfredo Andrews Elementary – 8:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Career & Technical Education Center – 8 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

General education students in grades 4-12 will continue learning from home and parents of students in grades pre-K-third retain the option of continuing to have their children learn from home.

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