Here’s the plan for Richmond County school reopenings
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Richmond County School officials have revealed a proposal to reopen schools in the county after the coronavirus forced schools to close statewide in March.
At a 5 p.m. meeting Tuesday, district officials presented their proposal to the Richmond County Board of Education.
Here’s the plan:
Hybrid learning model with two options for families:
o Traditional/Face-to-Face/Monday - Thursday, Friday remote learning ~ PK-12
o Virtual Learning/K-12 Online
Traditional instruction highlights:
o Practicing prevention and social distancing when possible at school facilities
o Increased sanitization of buses and school facilities
o Signage for COVID-19 education and safety measures
o Update Meal Service to prevent the spread of COVID-19
o Designate flowpaths in hallways and at entrances and exits
Online academy (must register by July 20):
o Students will have synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities
o Students will be able to participate in extracurricular activities at their zoned school
o Teachers will have availability for summer school schedules
o Block schedules for students
o Synchronous and asynchronous options for electives
Richmond County is the latest school district to serve up plans to bring kids back to school despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Board members will vote on reopening schools during the Regular Board Meeting on July 14, 2020.
Columbia County announced last week a two-part proposal that would give parents the option to have their children return to school with several COVID-19 precautions in place or continue with homeschooling.
The Georgia Department of Education has left the decision-making on schooling during the pandemic largely up to each individual district.
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