Schools

Students in Jordan Valley ‘ecstatic’ to be at school full-time

Jordan Valley High School (Photo: Rachel Parsons/The Enterprise).

JORDAN VALLEY – While most of Malheur County schools have remained closed due to the Covid pandemic, students and staff in the Jordan Valley School District have been back at school since the beginning of the academic year.

According to those interviewed by the Enterprise, they wouldn’t have it any other way.

In general, Oregon state guidelines have made school reopenings contingent on county Covid metrics such as test positivity rate and case count.

But in the case of schools which are small and isolated, the state has made an exception. Jordan Valley, which has only 57 students and is situated in the remote southeast of Malheur County, fits the bill.

Like schools which have provided limited daily instruction, Jordan Valley has had to . . .