CAPAC — On Tuesday morning, Capac Schools Superintendent Jeff Terpenning issued a letter to families noting that St. Clair County’s school districts are experiencing the highest risk level and could be required to pause in-person learning if new COVID-19 transmission rates continue to increase.

Within the district itself, Terpenning said there has been very little transmission although there are multiple staff and students in isolation. “This combined with severe shortages of substitute teachers, paraprofessionals and custodians has forced all of our staff to cover for others. We applaud their dedication but know a tipping point may come when staff shortages impact our ability to remain open,” he added.

Terpenning said the district’s intention is to continue to offer face-to-face instruction as long as possible but also wants to prepare families for the possibility that school buildings or the entire district will need to transition to fully remote learning.

According to the district’s website, they have not reported any probable or confirmed cases through their online public notice webpage.