Connecticut Department Of Education Releases Roadmap For Re-Opening Schools

June 30, 2020 12:23 pm Published by

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our communities. The global pandemic has shutdown businesses, made our neighbors sick, and closed schools for a long time.

It was in mid-March that all schools in Connecticut were shutdown and students found themselves glued to computers to try and gain some education while doing their best to survive at homes. Through the guidance of parents, this distance learning occurred for the remainder of the school year.

Once school let out in June students and parents were left wondering, what’s next? This week Governor Lamont and Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona released a plan to get kids back to school in the fall. You can read the complete report here.

The state’s guidance on kids going back to school includes the following instruction for the fall:

  • All students will have the opportunity to return to school in the fall.
  • The #1 priority of schools will be the safety and health of students and therefore the plans will need to be flexible.
  • Returning students and staff will be required to wear masks in school, except when the teacher is providing instruction.
  • Where possible students should be in cohorts and remain in them (especially for K-8 and ideally for students in 9-12.)
  • Communication will be key as “flexibility will be the only constant.”

As students return back to school in the fall, the state will remain flexible and follow all health expert guidelines in the event that COVID-19 cases rise in the state.