T/E schools to fully reopen!
At Monday night’s special T/E School Board meeting, the administration presented its revised reopening plan which includes the following:
- Increased in-person instruction beginning March 15 (contingent on county level transmission rates)
- A virtual instruction option will be available to families for the remainder of the school year
- The plan will begin with 4 in-person days with 1 virtual day (Wednesday) each week
- Potential move to 5 in person days as early as April 19
The school board members weighed in with their comments and question followed by many, many questions from the community regarding the plan. The questions were varied and specific and included asking for details about middle school and high school testing procedures between virtual and in-person learning, cafeteria/food service arrangements, six versus three feet social distancing in the buildings, and the list went on and on. I would suggest that all parents watch the video as soon as its available for administration responses to the specific questions.
Rather than phasing in the school reopening (as done in some of the other school districts), T/E will open all schools starting Monday, March 15. The only caveat to the reopening start date would be if the county covid level transmission rate were to greatly change in the interim.
After four hours of presentation and discussion, the T/E School Board voted unanimously (9-0) to reopen schools.