Note from Office of Superintendent

March 16, 2020


Dear Parents/Guardians,


After meeting this morning with representatives from Adair County and Schuyler County Health Departments and other area Superintendents and with the leadership team at Brashear, the decision has been made to proactively close school in response to the COVID-19 pandemic beginning tomorrow Tuesday, March 17 through Monday, April 6.  All school activities, including athletics and extracurricular practices and competitions, will be canceled during the times/dates that school is closed.


Although there are no known positive cases at this time in Adair County or in surrounding counties, the goal is to decrease the potential transmission of the virus by limiting contact.  Our students and staff are always the priority and their safety is always our top priority!  The decision to close was difficult and not made quickly nor lightly, but with input from various entities and much fore thought.  The decision was that “it is the right thing to do”.


The Adair County R-II School District encourages students, parents, and patrons to follow the advice of health officials:  practice proper handwashing and social distancing, but also be mindful of all of people during this time of crisis.   Talk to your child/children during this time.  Help to reassure them of their safety by modeling good health practices. 


Please look for future emails and/or social media posts during this time of closure.  We are developing plans for: continuing education through chrome books/devices and/or packets; homework drop off points; and possible breakfast/lunch availability, if needed.


Thank you for all you do for your child/children.  This is unchartered territory for all of us.  As always, if we work together, we will succeed and excel! 






Shelly Shipman