There are many unknowns but plans are underway for a return to school in the fall in the Mahomet-Seymour School District
On May 20, Lindsey Hall, the superintendent of schools in the Mahomet-Seymour School District, issued a statement on planning for the 2020-21 school year. Hall said that while there are many unknowns about what next school year looks like, they are forming a task force comprised of 25 staff members across different departments that are planning for numerous scenarios.
The goal is to communicate what the plan is for the new school year by the end of June, Hall stated.
Hall acknowledged that she is aware families are eager to know what the plan is so they can make their own plans for the fall. She said they are waiting on directives from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the CDC and the Illinois State Board of Education as they make their plans for the new school year.
Three possibilities for returning to school in the fall were outlined:
- In-person schooling with health safeguards in place
- Blended learning — some in-person schooling and some online teaching
- Delivering instruction through a totally online platform (with an emphasis on this looking different than schooling has looked during the last several weeks)
The main takeaway from the video is that the goal is to be “keeping student learning at the forefront while keeping students safe and healthy but intentionally focused on instruction and learning,” according to Hall.
She mentioned that the schools are conscious of the fact that there could be further disruptions to the next school year due to a resurgence of COVID-19. We will update this post as information becomes available.