Pulaski County Public Schools announces plans for reopening schools

Pulaski County Public Schools on Tuesday released its reopening plans for the 2020-21 school year.

The plans – an instructional plan along with a health plan – were developed with guidance from a 35-member taskforce which met on five different occasions.

The task force included teacher, parents, students, counselors, administrators, school board members and school board office administrators.

The task force received input from Dr. Noelle Bissell, the Director of the New River Health District, on various mitigation and social distancing strategies that should be considered when developing the school system’s plan.

During development of the plans, 82 students, 1,250 parents and 294 members of the school system’s faculty and staff were surveyed.

Along with the plans, the Pulaski County Virtual Academy was established to provide full online instruction for students whose parents do not yet want a return to face-to-face instruction.

Links to both the Instructional Plan for Reopening Schools and the Health Plan for Reopening Schools are listed below, plus a Powerpoint presentation from Tuesday’s School Board Meeting:

PCPS Instructional Plan for Reopening Schools- Final Draft

PCPS Health Plan for Reopening Schools- Final Draft

The plan is up for approval by the School Board at tonight’s meeting, which you can view live over YouTube. Go to YouTube and search: Pulaski County Schools July 14th School Board Meeting