(La Porte, IN) - La Porte Community School Corporation adopted their "Getting Back on Track" plan for reopening schools during their School Board meeting last evening. Beginning next week, Parents are being asked to select which option of registration they choose for their children. The options are to send their children to school for "in person instruction" or to opt for "distance learning" as the alternative.
The school board also pushed back the start of school to August 24 for students, allowing faculity and family ample time to prepare for the changes.
Superintendent Mark Francesconi says social distancing and mask wearing by students and teachers will be among the safety precautions taken inside school buildings. On school buses, masks will also be required. A fourth lunch period was also added at the high school to provide adequate space for social distancing.
Francesconi states in-person learning could be changed to distance learning, or a combination of both, during the school year depending on the number of COVID-19 cases in the area. Any student testing positive will be home quarantined and switch to distance-learning until cleared to return to school, he said.