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Central District Health recommends full remote learning for West Ada, Boise School District

Families in Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties should not expect their schools to be classified in the lowest level of coronavirus risk at any point during the 2020-21 school year, Central District Health officials announced.
Posted at 4:28 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 13:28:17-04

Central District Health put Boise School District, West Ada School District in category three for coronavirus community spread, recommending full remote learning for the upcoming school year.

Kuna School District was also marked as a category three for the week of August 3. The three districts fall into the third category for COVID-19 community spread based on the number of case reports, case investigations, and information from Ada County, CDH announced Monday.

Category three is considered substantial community transmission. Category two is mild to moderate community transmission and category one is no community transmission.

CDH can make a recommendation for the week the report is given, but all final decisions on plans for the fall are made by local school boards, according to CDH. The recommendations are made on a weekly basis.

In Boise County, Basin School District, Garden Valley School District and Horseshoe Bend School District are all placed in category two for this week. In Elmore County, Glenns Ferry School District and Mountain Home School District are in category two as well as Cascade School District and McCall-Donnelly School District in Valley County.

CDH recommends a mix hybrid or blended learning for districts in category two.

The Boise School Board is set to meet at 5 p.m. Aug. 3 to discuss the plan for the school year, currently slated to begin Aug. 17. West Ada School District Board of Trustees are set to hold a special meeting 2 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the final fall plan. Those interested in attending the virtual meeting can do so via Microsoft TEAMS and submit public comments online.