District to provide update on 2020-2021 school year planning

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — School board members met Wednesday night.

Superintendent Alicia Geddis announced the district is tentatively planning to offer both remote and blended learning options for families.

Under this plan, Pre-K and elementary school students who choose the blended plan would have half days every day of the week.

Middle and high school students would be split into two groups (A and B schedules) so that not everyone would be in the building at the same time.

The goal is to keep classrooms capped at 12 students each, preferably 10 if possible.

Geddis said the district still plans to serve breakfast and lunch every day and to find a way to provide those meals to students who choose a remote plan as well that may require a food plan.

Details on transportation are still being worked out.

August 26 would be the first day for staff members, with students beginning August 31.

The district surveyed staff and parents before announcing this plan. Roughly 20% of parents responded to the survey, which was only offered online. District leaders said they plan to hold a phone blast next week to try to reach more parents. Of those who responded, 27% said they would prefer in-person learning, 34% asked for blended and 38% chose remote.

To listen to the meeting, click here.

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