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4-Year-Old Boy Left On School Bus For Two Hours

ROY, Utah – A family in Roy is calling for action and demanding answers after their boy was left alone on a school bus for two hours. There are protocols in place to make sure something like this doesn’t happen, but parents Janel and Daniel Hulbert said those protocols weren’t followed. There are cameras on the buses to watch for this sort of problem, but the cameras on this bus weren’t working. Like most 4-year-old boys, Miles is a master at imagination. Earlier this month, that imagination was put to the test. “He said it was hot,” father Daniel Hulbert said. “He said he went to the jungle, I assume there were some trees nearby.” Miles got on the bus, was buckled in and headed off for preschool at Midland Elementary. “I thought he was at school the entire time, bu...
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Davis School District Moves To Four Day In-Person School Schedule

FARMINGTON, Utah – The Davis School District voted Wednesday night to make another change to the schedule, moving students back into the classroom for a four-day schedule. The vote gets rid of the hybrid schedule they were operating under for the beginning of the school year. Elementary students will begin the new schedule September 28 and high schools will begin November 2.Quite the turnout outside of the @DavisSchools emergency board meeting. Parents and teachers rallying to keep it at a hybrid schedule. Others supporting a return to the classroom full time. @KSL5TV #school pic.twitter.com/aNgF6KyP0H — Matt Rascon (@MattRasconNews) September 24, 2020Dozens of parents, teachers and students showed up inside and outside the school board meeting Wednesday night s...
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Corner Canyon High School Moving Online After Increasing COVID Cases

DRAPER, Utah – Corner Canyon High School is moving online, one of a handful of changes that came from the Canyons School Board’s emergency meeting Friday when the Canyons School District reported 151 total cases and more than 1,500 people quarantined. It’s been a school year full of changes. And a small rally outside of the district office Friday was an example of the ongoing debate surrounding COVID in the classroom. A few parents and students stood with signs, adding their voice to keep students learning in the classroom. They sometimes got into a back and forth with a few teachers who showed up advocating for safety and better communication from the district. At least some of them also wanted schools to remain open. “There’s just been no transparency. Teachers do...
Attending in Person, Back to School, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Utah, Education

Parents Express Concern About Who Decides School Closures

RIVERTON, Utah – When it comes to closing schools, is it up to the School Boards or Health Departments? The question was raised during an emergency meeting in Riverton on Wednesday. It’s a major concern for parents at Riverton High School. The school is currently closed for 2 days, but who makes a final, long-term decision? It’s a concern this Riverton High School parent expressed during Wednesday’s emergency meeting with the school board. “I’m just a mom of four kids who everyday are hoping they get to stay in school,” a parent said at the Jordan School District emergency meeting. “I know we’re in a pandemic, and there’s a virus, and we need to be careful but we also want to balance health,” another parent said. In a statement, Salt Lake County Health Department sa...
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Duchesne County School District Reports 4th Case Of COVID-19

ROOSEVELT, Utah — A second individual at Roosevelt Junior High School has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the Duchesne County School District to four. District officials were notified about the positive case Friday. Officials said those who were in direct, prolonged contact with the individual would be notified by the TriCounty Health Department or Duchesne County School District. Parents were urged not to send their child to school if anyone in the household exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, sore throat, or difficulty breathing. They were also told to avoid contact with others and call their primary care provider immediately. // Allow detecting when fb api is loaded. funct...
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Farmington Family Struggles With Socializing Teens And Coronavirus Safety

FARMINGTON, Utah – New coronavirus cases across Utah are being led by a significant spike in cases in young people 15- to 24-year-olds which illustrates the struggles they face to be safe while socializing as young people do. Getting those high school and college aged kids to follow guidelines is hard and the Duncan family in Farmington explained why it’s such a struggle. There are four daughters in the family, two teens, a 20 year-old, and an almost-teen. They are dealing with the same reality that other young people face. Ellie Duncan is 15-years old. She said they do their best to stay safe. “We just try and keep it like down small numbers, like we don’t like to hang out with a ton of people.” 15-year old Ellie Duncan (KSL-TV) No one’s perfect, but we can all do ...
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Riverton High To Close For Deep Cleaning After Rise In COVID-19 Cases

RIVERTON, Utah – Officials with the Jordan School District said Riverton High School will close Thursday and Friday for deep cleaning after more than 15 COVID-19 cases were reported at the school. Board members voted to close the school for deep cleaning during an emergency meeting Wednesday night. The meeting came after health officials said Riverton High had 16 students and a faculty member test positive for COVID-19, which exceeds the state’s threshold to close a school. Of the school’s 2,800 students, 119 are on quarantine. All classes, virtual and in-person, will be canceled Thursday and virtual instruction will resume Friday. Officials said students will not be allowed in the building either day, but staff may enter to pick up instructional materials, if neede...
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BYU Urges Students To Be Cautious Of COVID-19 Over Labor Day Weekend

PROVO, Utah – Ahead of the Labor Day weekend, Brigham Young University officials urged students to take all COVID-19 precautions and restrictions seriously and do their part to help “maintain an on-campus experience.” “We’re concerned w/ reports & videos circulating about off-campus activities,” read a statement circulated through the school’s social media channels. “Behavior this weekend could make or break our ability to remain on campus.” The statement noted that the school had 40 cases of COVID-19 reported in its campus community which have been connected to on-campus and off-campus gatherings.3/ We have 24 students in Helaman Halls who were exposed to COVID-19 at a gathering where physical distancing wasn't maintained. These students were instructed to quarantine. We'll...
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Last-Minute Student Quarantines Present Challenges For Parents

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Families across Utah are doing their best to prepare for the ramifications of in-person school and potential last-minute quarantines. Over the first few weeks of the new school year, the domino effect has begun as COVID-19 cases pop up in districts across the state and send exposed students home to quarantine for a mandatory 14- day period. On Thursday, Jordan School District officials sent an email to families with an update on the numbers for the district. Over 500 students and adults have been sent home for two weeks after positive COVID-19 tests and possible exposure. The logistics of a last-minute quarantine can be a nightmare for families with two working parents. Nicole and Brian Goeckeritz have three kids in school, and they both work full-time. Nicole and...
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Utah School District Wants To Opt Out Of State COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines

ST. GEORGE, Utah – As Utah’s 670,000 students head back to school, at least one district would like to modify some of the Utah Department of Health’s guidelines for quarantining students. Washington County School District Superintendent Larry Bergeson said students who are exposed to COVID-19 but receive negative test results and show no symptoms for 48 hours should be allowed back in schools, instead of being forced to quarantine for 14 days. Technically, Bergeson has the authority to make that decision. However, he said it’s not that simple. “There just seems to be a lot of pressure,” Bergeson said. “I think we’ve reached a point where we would like a little more freedom to decide what’s best for the children.” The Utah State Board of Education worked tirelessly leading up to the star...
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Testing Underway For 287 USU Students After COVID-19 Detected In Wastewater 

LOGAN, Utah – Testing is underway for nearly 300 quarantined students at Utah State University after COVID-19 was found in the wastewater at four dorm buildings. About half of the students have been tested. Once results are in, students will find out when they can end quarantine and step inside a classroom during this first week of classes.287 students at @USUAggies quarantined after COVID-19 was found in wastewater of four dorm buildings. How the University is now working to narrow down who's actually infected, and who can get back to class. I'll take you inside the lab that tests the wastewater. @KSL5TV at 5&6 pic.twitter.com/oyOFKbHmKc — Mike Anderson (@mikeandersonKSL) August 31, 2020“Card games are a god-send,” said student Abbey Crowther. Her roommate Eliza Bell agre...
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Safe In 60: It’s Time For Drivers To Pay Extra Attention In School Zones

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Over the past month, there’s been plenty of coverage on health and safety in school, most of which has been related to COVID-19. There are some important safety reminders that haven’t changed – like keeping kids safe as they walk in school zones. That responsibility falls on Utah drivers. It’s been some time since commuters have seen the flashing lights at school crossing zones and school buses. It also may take some time to get back into the groove of sharing the road as the school year starts. One of the best things drivers can do is leave on time. People make more mistakes when they’re in a hurry, and those mistakes can be deadly when children are walking to school. Here are a few things to keep in mind as districts reopen:Watch out for school zones and cross...