ELBA, Ala. (WDHN) — With the school year winding down, Elba City Schools Superintendent Chris Moseley said for the first time in a year-and-a-half, his priority won’t have to be the pandemic.
Moseley is thankful for his teachers and support personnel who were in the trenches and kept the education process moving forward.
Despite coronavirus cases among students and faculty, the district didn’t have to shut the doors and go virtual.
Moseley says the last year-and-a-half has demonstrated to him the unselfish, dedication of his nearly 100 employees.
“I’m not going to say it hasn’t been tough on superintendents because we do have to deal with it, but it’s much more tough dealing with the grind every day down in the building,” he said. “I mean all the way down to your janitors. Your lunchroom staff has had to do things different as well.”
Moseley reflects on the teacher and support personnel that have made learning possible.
Cafeteria Manager Edith Sasser said she and her staff followed all state and local health protocols in regard to disinfecting surfaces, and maintaining social distancing.
Initially, students got their lunch and went back to their respective classroom to eat. The objective was to make sure all students, teachers, and support staff stayed safe from the virus.
“The kids have returned to the cafeteria to have lunch and their breakfast, and it really has been good to hear their laughter and talking,” Sasser said.
Moseley said he along with superintendents across the state will be evaluating students. The state department of education fears some students academic levels declined while learning virtually.