Omaha Catholic Schools Delay Return Date; OPS Wants Thermometers For Student Use

Aug 5, 2020

Omaha Catholic Schools is delaying the new school year for students on six of its campuses.  Holy Cross, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Bernadette, Saints Peter and Paul, St. Thomas More and the Dual Language Academy will now start classes on August 31st.  The schools were originally set to welcome students back on August 20th, but officials delayed the starting date due to COVID-19 concerns. Omaha Public Schools want to purchase more than 20-thousand digital thermometers for student use. WOWT-TV6 reports the school wants to spend 95-thousand dollars of philanthropic money. The school board will decide whether to approve the purchase at a board meeting tonight. If passed, the school will give out the thermometers to students and staff to use during the pandemic.