The Aberdeen School District has laid out a framework for how schedules may look when students return.
In a release, the district says that the local Reopening Task Force, which includes more than 80 staff, parents and community members, has selected the schedule for students to return to school in the fall:
According to the district, of the 72 members who voted on the schedules, 69.6% chose the five-day week for K-8, and 71.4% chose the 4+1 schedule for 9-12.
Henderson added that a number of scenarios were explored, with the focus on a schedule that best supports Aberdeen students, as well as a safe reopening for students and staff.
The Task Force meets on Thursdays. Meetings are recorded and can be viewed on the ASD5 web site at www.asd5.org.
There are also smaller “work groups” that are diving into the details of Transportation, Special Education, Food Service, Health, Instruction, Scheduling and Facilities.
The Reopening Plan is scheduled to be presented to the School Board at a special meeting on August 11. Under the state’s reopening guidelines, districts must submit their reopening plans not later than two weeks before the start of school. The first day of school in Aberdeen is currently set for Sept. 2.