The district plans to ask parents from July 6 to 17 to choose an option for the first semester so the district can provide laptops or tablets next month, Superintendent Joris Ray told school board members during a meeting Tuesday evening.
“The district recognizes that while some families desire a return to a traditional school, others have embraced alternative approaches such as virtual learning and have a desire to continue on this path until the pandemic subsides,” Ray told board members.
If results from the district’s parent survey bear out, far fewer students will be learning in buildings than last year and most will be learning online.
About 69% of survey participants said they support online learning, while 27% support in-person learning at school, according to the district’s presentation.
“Although we may rely on the health department, as a school district, we need to have a plan to do what we feel if there is an outbreak or a high number of students who fall ill,” board member Stephanie Love said.