Boulder Valley School District to begin school year with remote classes

Cheryl Sanders
August 5, 2020

Rules regarding school entry and the choice between in-person or remote learning have not changed.

"When we can begin to return to in-person learning safely, we will do so", Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone wrote on Twitter.

Idaho's Teachers' Union says the course of action for public schools in hot spots is clear - they should begin the year with online instruction.


By the end of this month, Lee County Schools estimates just over 40% of students will physically return to the classroom.

The school district has taken extra precautions to keep students and staff members safe, including requiring everyone to wear a face-covering in schools, urging people to practice social distancing whenever possible, offering frequent hand washing breaks, and limiting visitors into schools. "Every single day, we would have meetings afterward connecting as staff on what worked, what didn't, and what other safety precautions we need to pull in", said Daugherty.

The district will also provide devices to students by appointment and hotspots to families who do not have access to dependable WiFi. She said a detailed version of this plan will be provided during the next board meeting, set for August 11.


The district is scheduled to start the 2020-21 calendar on Thursday with virtual learning options in place for students, but no mask mandate was included in the reopening plan approved last week by the school board.

"We're going to approve an infection rate that says, from an infection rate point of view, the environment is safe to open a school", Cuomo said.


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