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Scrambling For Backup Plans

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The new school year has only just begun and, despite optimistic Returning Strong pronouncements, the best laid plans of school administrators are starting to fray at the edges.

There’s little real news in reporting that COVID is also coming into classrooms, although thankfully with far fewer cases than in other areas. But maybe we should be surprised in the fact that “districts have been left flat-footed as they figure out how to provide quarantined students an education from home”.

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Tentatively Moving Forward

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Our overly-large school district has completed two weeks of the new academic year, opening with the very positive “Returning Strong” as the official PR department slogan. The superintendent’s many email messages emphasize that all will be normal (sorta), with everyone in-person, five days a week.

I suppose there is some justification for that optimism.

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Normal Begins Soon. Sorta.

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Four weeks from today, school will open for the new year here in the overly-large school district. The superintendent and school board have declared that all students will be attending in-person, five days a week. Just business as usual, right?

Well, given the pandemic isn’t over and cases are even rising, that IS a lot of optimism.

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It Only Took a Pandemic

As it does about this time every year, the school board here in our overly-large school district just approved a budget for the upcoming academic school year.

I haven’t done much more than read the summary documents but, other than being “focused on COVID-19 recovery”, I doubt there is much surprising buried in the hundreds of pages.

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