WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — As schools in Greater Lafayette reopen for the 2020-2021 school year, several buildings found success amid health and safety concerns.
"It has been incredible!" said West Lafayette Elementary Principal Amber Targgart.
Despite facing the numerous challenges of returning to in-person classes during a pandemic, students throughout the West Lafayette Community School Corporation rose to the occasion.
"We even had some high school students say how happy they were to be back and they are going to whatever they have to do to ensure that they can stay in school and make this work," said WLCSC Superintendent Rocky Killion.
Killion commended students for their buy-in to start the school year, and he knows to expect this type of learning will take time to get accustomed to.
"It's just practice and practice and practice," said Killion. "You do the best you can, healthy, safe, do as much as you can with communication and make adjustments as you need to."
Killion said the school corporation has spent an additional $500,000 for safety measures surrounding COVID-19.