Block Island Times

School starts to develop its re-opening plan

According to recommendations made by Gov. Gina Raimondo, every school district must provide the state with three plans that will get school up and running in the fall.
“The state is requiring every district to submit three different scenarios,” said Supt. Michael Convery. “The best case scenario is all or close to all students being back at school. The middle scenario is some grades come back and some would stay home, and the worst case is going back to distance learning.”
Convery added each district has a team of teachers and parents to discuss a plan for the fall.
The template from Rhode Island Department of Education on what each district has to submit was issued on Friday, June 19, said Convery, and initial discussions have begun.
“What we are doing is having preliminary conversations predominantly with teachers, but as soon as we see the template and guidance, we will develop our plan,” he said.
District plans have to be submitted to the Rhode Island Department of Education by July 17, said Convery, who added that it was difficult to forecast just what Block Island’s plan would look like.
“It’s difficult right now, we just don’t know. There’s

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