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District 186 To Discuss Fall Plan At Monday Meeting; Here’s How To Watch

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Students, teachers and parents will find more out on Monday about school reopening plans for Springfield’s District 186. 

A spokesperson for the district said in an email the plan could include options for in-person learning, online and a blend of both. Every student in the district will be assigned their own tablet or other e-learning device so they can access the programs needed for remote instruction.

A task force responsible for coming with the plan will present on Monday to the school board.

The virtual meeting will be held over Zoom beginning at 6 p.m. and will be streamed on the district’s Youtube channel.

Those who want to address the board can register here, or contact Julie Hammers at 217-525-4406. They can also email comments to boe@sps186.org or participate in-person in the Board Room at the Administrative Center, 1900 W. Monroe Street. No more than 10 people will be allowed in the room.

On July 9, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois State Board of Education released guidelines with some requirements for all school districts to follow to return to in-person learning.

All school districts in Illinois must require students, teachers and staff to wear face coverings, practice social distancing, and limit classroom capacity.

Aside from the three mandates, there is flexibility in the guidelines for districts to provide their own instructions for how students and faculty reconvene.

Olivia Mitchell is a graduate Public Affairs Reporting intern for the spring 2020 legislative session.
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