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LAS CRUCES – Students talk to one another and teachers in class, while other kids run and play during recess at Las Cruces Catholic School. 

LCCS, a private school, is going forward with in-person education this semester, and the voices of children in the hallways and outside are a stark contrast to the public schools in the area, which will be closed to most students through this calendar year as a way to combat the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which is responsible for COVID-19.

The catholic school, which includes preschool through eighth grade, has yet to report positive case of COVID-19 since it opened Aug. 19.

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Principal Adrian Galaz said a majority of teachers surveyed before