School districts brainstorm what fall operations will look like

Posted at 3:38 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 17:38:35-04

BOISE — As Idaho prepares to enter stage 2 of the Governor's rollout plan, schools are brainstorming what their summer and fall operations will look like.

Right now, districts share they're in more of a design phase than an actual, finalized planning phase for their reopenings. Kuna, Caldwell, and Boise school districts are thinking about different scenarios that safely work for students and staff.

These scenarios account for if individual students become infected, if a specific school becomes a hot spot, or bracing for a complete lockdown once again.

Boise School District shares they're thoroughly preparing for an online school — though different than the past few months, and more comprehensive, with grade-level specific content to meet educational standards.

"What we're going to have next year is an online school of some sort, that parents can register for, they know what they're going to get, the teachers are specifically trained in pedagogy for online teaching, we're going to have assignments go back and forth, all of those things, we're going to have that available for families in the fall," said Boise School District Superintendent Coby Dennis.

Kuna and Caldwell's school districts' potential reopenings look slightly different, though the common goal is safety. All districts are imagining what fall sports, blended learning, and budget restraints look like.

Idaho News Six's Jessica Taylor will have an in-depth report next week.