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JEB discusses delaying school

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The Joe. E. Barber School Board plans to discuss delaying the start of school because of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the district. Superintendent Rachelle Jennings said the administration team has been working closely with the health department and following their recommendations. “Only essential personnel for cleaning purposes are working this week and next week,” she said in an email to the Record. “All offices are closed through August 14. We have cancelled all screenings that were scheduled for next week and told all staff who were at the school during the last week of July to quarantine.” Multiple COVID-19 cases have been linked to the Joel E. Barber summer school program, according to the Laclede County Health Department. For more on this story see Saturday's LCR.

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