Update on closing of school.

On Tuesday, November 16 at bus dismissal a large group of students was involved in an altercation at James Monroe High School. The police department was notified immediately and has continued to work with us. Yesterday, school officials decided to convert the school day from in-person learning to an asynchronous day. The decision was made due to the number of students involved and the developing information that went on through the evening and this morning.

At this point, we believe we have identified all of the students involved in the altercation and are concluding the investigation and discipline. We continue to believe that this matter is being handled carefully and is under control. We do not believe that there are any safety issues. James Monroe High School administration has met with both law enforcement and division leadership and has led faculty meetings throughout the day to ensure that all staff are informed, involved, and invested in returning to a normal school schedule for tomorrow, November 18. With the collaboration of many people and the information that we now know, we are moving forward with opening James Monroe facilities at 3:00 PM today.

James Monroe administration will be sending a letter to all students and families with information and updated procedures.