Covid Update

January 13, 2022

Dear South Brown County USD 430 School Community, 

The reason for this letter is to inform the community that USD 430 has seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases since returning from Christmas Break.  Since returning to school our nurses have reported an increase in testing, positive cases, and quarantines due to close contact with someone that has tested positive.  The spike we are seeing in our district is similar to the spike we saw when returning from Thanksgiving Break in November.  However, with the new Omicron Variant being easier to spread you or your family may be more at risk. Below is a breakdown of current cases in USD 430.  

USD 430 is monitoring the situation daily and is taking precautionary measures to make sure all students and staff are safe.  We are still cleaning and disinfecting regularly, we practice social distancing whenever possible, and we continue to encourage good hygiene and handwashing.  I would like to encourage you at home to continue to help by staying home when you are sick or not feeling well, social distance whenever possible, and practicing good hygiene and handwashing as well.   

The KDHE has released new guidance for K-12 Public School Districts to consider when updating plans and procedures concerning COVID-19 protocols.  During the USD 430 Board Meeting last night, the board discussed the different options available and decided to continue with our current plan of action, which has been successful throughout the year.  Testing will still be an option for our students and staff who were potentially exposed to COVID-19.  If parents do not want their child tested for COVID-19 they will need to quarantine at home for 10 days.  

As always, the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and families is our top priority. Thank you again for the support and understanding.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact your building principal or me at the Board of Education Office.


Jason Cline 


USD 430 South Brown County