Seaman School Board approves 2021-2022 reopening plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The Seaman District School Board has explained what the classrooms will look like when students return next month.

$ 345 unanimously approved a plan to reopen in line with recommendations from the CDC and county health officials.

They say everything is likely to change depending on the virus.

“I want kids in school, I want them as safe as possible and we just got such a lousy hand with the challenge of COVID,” said James Adams, board member. “I want to work collaboratively with our teachers, parents and health experts and come up with a plan that makes sense for everyone.”

The district’s plan includes relaxing some restrictions, masks will be optional, and they will no longer monitor physical distance.

The district will continue to conduct contact tracing, diagnostic and screening tests, and immunization of school communities.

“We are trying to align with the CDC and more with the local guidelines just because it is closer to us regionally and at the moment we have a pretty good idea of ​​how we want to start school. with our mitigation in place. ”

The district will also continue to follow sanitation protocols and schools will continue to wash their hands regularly, with hand sanitizer available in all of their buildings.

Depending on the situation with the virus, any of these plans could change.

“It’s a plan at one point, it’s current to this day and as we learned last year, things change quickly, so if necessary we will make changes along the way, but for the right now, I think we have a pretty good plan to start school. “

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