WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette School Corporation, Tippecanoe School Corporation, and West Lafayette Community School Corporation announced Friday that schools will be closed starting March 16. The decision was made out of precaution to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
On Thursday, Governor Holcomb announced additional steps for public schools to consider, including a waiver of up to 20 days for public schools to use without any academic or financial penalties. The school corporations decided to use this to extend spring break for Tippecanoe County schools. During this time all the schools will be completely disinfected.
The school corporations expect to resume classes on April 1 with e-learning days implemented for all K-12 students April 1, 2 and 3.
WLCSC, TSC and LSC officials will determine the next steps the week of March 30.
We will have more information as it becomes available.