College Comm. Reveals Back-to-School Plan, C.R. May Delay Start
The countdown to the start of the 2020 school year continues with plenty of questions, including at both the College Community and Cedar Rapids Community School Districts.
College Community has revealed plans for students to attend school half the time and to do online learning the other half. It would be accomplished over a rotation over two weeks. Here's how it would work.
The first week, Group A would be in class at the schools on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. They'd take online classes Thursday and Friday.
That same week, Group B would be taking in-person classes on Thursday and Friday. They would take online courses Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
The Gazette reports that the next week, the groups would flip-flop schedules. A bit confusing? Sure, but it also makes sure each group has the same amount of in-person learning.
College Community also announced that masks would be required at school for both students and staff, except in special medical situations. Students and staff would be provided with masks, while staff will also receive face shields.
College Community Schools are scheduled to begin the 2020-21 school year on Monday, August 24.
August 24 is the same day that the Cedar Rapids Community School District is supposed to start the school year, but KCRG says that may be delayed.
The Cedar Rapids Community School District wants to hold off on school until Monday, August 31. The district listed 15 different reasons they feel a delay is warranted. You can see those HERE.
There won't be a decision until next week. The Cedar Rapids School Board is scheduled to meet on Monday, August 10.