At a reopening workshop right this moment, the Leon County School Board reviewed suggestions from the Re-Open Leon Colleges Task Force for the upcoming college 12 months. The suggestions lined protocols for well being and security, tutorial providers, and group and workforce improvement.
Superintendent Rocky Hanna will assessment the suggestions and School Board enter to create the reopening motion plan.
The primary suggestion from the duty pressure is creating clear protocols for masks use. Board member Rosanne Wooden commented that masks are seemingly probably the most controversial a part of the plan.
“Talking for myself, I don’t wish to put on a masks, and I don’t know many individuals who do,” Wooden mentioned. “Nonetheless, we are attempting to observe the CDC pointers to maintain everybody protected. Many academics are fearful about coming to highschool. They’re the adults. They’re those which are most weak to unfold, and they’re our important staff.”
“I feel mother and father want to comprehend that this consideration is for everybody,” she mentioned. “We actually can’t afford to have our academics getting sick, as a result of then their college students received’t have a instructor.”
Superintendent Rocky Hanna added that the duty pressure has dedicated to following CDC steering, and college students might want to put on masks the place they’ll’t be six toes aside. He additionally famous that the district plans to create “masks free zones,” “masks timeouts,” and “masks breaks,” so college students should not have to put on masks the entire day.
The duty pressure additionally mentioned sustaining “covid-capacity” lecture rooms—lecture rooms through which college students can preserve six toes of distance.
Different process pressure suggestions embody creating protocols for sick college students, temperature checks, sanitization, and extra.
LCS has given mother and father the choice to decide on between distance or brick-and-mortar studying on a semester-by-semester foundation. On July 13, LCS will start contacting mother and father to find out their choices and plan for staffing.