Bloomfield eLearning canceled as of Friday; school is closed
Following a mandate from the governor, Bloomfield School District Superintendent Jeff Gibboney announced the school will be closed and eLearning Days canceled.
"Earlier today, Governor Holcomb issued an Executive Order mandating a statewide school closure until May 1, 2020. Beginning Friday, March 20, the Bloomfield School District plans to cancel any remaining scheduled days of eLearning and instead fully close until May 1," Gibboney announced Thursday afternoon.
"The Bloomfield School District, in conjunction with our community partners, plans to continue offering food assistance for families during our extended closure. If you need to reserve food assistance for the week of Spring Break, please contact the BSD Cafeteria at 812-384-9520 by 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 20. Food assistance following Spring Break for the duration of school closure will be offered beginning Monday, March 30 using the contact information above."
Gibboney said he understands families have questions, and the school is working to plan for the future in these uncertain times.
"We acknowledge many families have questions concerning what lies in the days and weeks ahead. The BSD administration and Board of School Trustees will work in conjunction with the guidance provided by Governor Holcomb, Indiana Department of Health and the Indiana Department of Education to develop our plan moving forward," Gibboney said.
"The safety and security of our students and staff is our number one priority. Additional information and further updates will be shared with families using the districtís communication platforms. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these difficult and unprecedented times."