West Ada School District moves start of the school year to Sept. 8; will meet again Aug. 25

Posted at 11:09 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 08:08:26-04

IDAHO — The West Ada School District Board of Trustees voted to push back the first day of school to September 8.

They also approved to allow schools to open under category "red" to operate under category "yellow" allowing schools to operate on an alternating school day schedule.

This means that even if there is significant community spread students may still have in-person classes.

“When community spread from CDH is listed in category 3, red, we feel like all of our operational building plans right now regarding how to handle passing periods to lunch to dismissal to bussing, an alternating day schedule we feel very strongly we can do that at a level that’s going to allow us to continue to have school and not negatively impact our community spread," said West Ada School District Assistant Superintendent, Brett Heller.

However, in their approved motion they stated that this is not their final plan and the Board will meet again on August 25 to determine what level of operation to open under.

Regardless of their reopening plan, school will begin September 8.