School leaders are working hard to provide new schedules and delivery models, implement new safety protocols, partner with a range of community organizations, and build infrastructure to accommodate either a partial or fully remote learning model for the fall. The goals are lofty: keeping our community as healthy and safe as possible; providing high quality academics; providing social-emotional supports and a safety net of basic needs for our students and their families; and working with community partners to create safe, educational places for younger students to spend their time to complement a hybrid or full remote school schedule so that parents can resume work and we can stabilize the economy.
While the local budget and state and federal funds will pay for some of these new costs, the unfunded needs are great. Creating this new system is an enormous undertaking. We need your help.