Due to rising staff and student absences, Victor Elementary School will be closed for the next three days.
In a message to parents sent Tuesday afternoon, Teton School District No. 401 administrators said that with seven staff members and more than 60 students absent, the school could not adequately maintain operations. The Victor, Idaho, school has several classrooms quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure, though Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulme told parents that the disease that has upended education for the better part of two years was not solely to blame.
"Not all of the staff and/or student absences are due to COVID-19," he wrote. "We have other illnesses with verified negatives for COVID-19 that are impacting our numbers."
Read more on the situation and its ripple effects across Teton communities in tomorrow's Jackson Hole News&Guide (on newsstands every Wednesday).