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Idaho School Board of Education holding meeting on school reopening plan

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Posted at 3:07 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 17:07:37-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho School Board of Education is holding a virtual meeting on July 9 at 8:30 a.m. The Board will consider a reopening plan developed by the K-12 Emergency Council's Public School Reopening Committee. Idaho Governor Brad Little will address the Board and discuss the reopening plan at the beginning of the meeting.

In March, the State Board issued a soft closure directive to public schools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic moving most classroom instruction to distance learning alternatives such as online, teleconference and packets. The Public School Reopening Committee, made up of more than two dozen school administrators, educators, public health officials and lawmakers, has been working on the fall semester reopening plan since mid-June.

The Board will also consider an implementation plan of a system approach to online higher education that consolidates necessary courses, degrees, services and resources of the current institutions into a unified digital campus. The agenda is posted on the State Board of Education website.

The meeting will be streamed on the State Board of Education's Facebook page. The public can also listen by calling 877-820-7829 and use the Public Participation Code 8461895.