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BCSC COVID-19 Statement re: Closure


Friday, March 13, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the State of Indiana and Bartholomew County, BCSC met today with the COVID-19 Community Task Force in response to Governor Holcomb’s most recent recommendations. 

The COVID-19 Task Force prioritizes the health and safety of our community, workforce and citizens while also playing an active role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work to contain the virus. Through that lens, they will continue to make decisions using the latest science-based information and with careful consideration, understanding that any actions taken impact our entire community. 

Under the direction of Dr. Brian Niedbalski, Bartholomew County Health Director and Columbus Regional Health, they are preparing to respond quickly to any emerging situation, leveraging the considerable insights gained from observations of other communities across the nation.

 Based on the COVID-19 Community Task Force’s recommendations:

- BCSC will suspend all school-related activities beginning Monday, March 16. 

-Schools will be closed and eLearning days utilized from Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3.


We will provide updated specifics on our school closure by Wednesday, March 18. 

*SAT Testing will still be occurring on Saturday morning as scheduled.

For eLearning information and assistance, visit the BCSC eLearning site.