NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Some New Rochelle schools will switch to all-remote learning starting Thursday.

New Rochelle High School, Daniel Webster Magnet School and Columbus Elementary School will make the change because of COVID-related absences and quarantines.

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In addition, four students have tested positive within the district.

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The interim superintendent says remote learning is necessary because the schools do not have enough staff.

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