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
July 14, 2020 @ 7:32 pm
Leave schools CLOSED, PLEASE.
July 14, 2020 @ 10:08 pm
I agree. My kids want to go back and I want them to be able to, but this doesn’t seem as well thought out as they’re trying to say it is. From the start, it’s been stressed about 2 weeks. Quarantine for 2 weeks, you could be asymptomatic for 2 weeks… but this is saying that they’ll give it a week and if no one is quite sick yet, well let’s just double the kids at once and see how far we can push it. Then there’s the fact that the teachers will be a common denominator. There are not enough teachers to split them up the way they are the kids, so the same ones will be with all the different groups. If one group gets sick, then the teacher will be exposed and will expose all the groups, along with their own families. It just seems rushed and not at all safe to me
July 14, 2020 @ 7:55 pm
I hope the schools will work with us parents because this is a lot to remember. However, I’m thankful the children will be going to school and instructed by their teachers.
July 15, 2020 @ 8:18 am
Exactly. But now what happens to the huge taxpayer new middle school investment if things dont change? That detail is part of the transition, educational jobs lost now and moving forward.
July 15, 2020 @ 10:16 am
ITS NOT SAFE TO OPEN SCHOOLS!!!
September 3, 2020 @ 5:02 pm
When is make up day to pick up schedule??