BCSC Public Statement
re: Reopening School 7/16/2021
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BCSC Public Statement re: Reopening Plan 7/16/2021
BCSC Staff Members, Students and Families:
Last week, Thursday, July 8, 2021, we released a first draft of our reopening plan for the 2021-2022 school year. With the release of that plan, we requested feedback and have received that in a variety of ways.
Our reopening plan was viewed by 10,782 unique individuals and our Google Form was completed by 436 people. Additionally, since last Thursday, we have received multiple emails, had many phone conversations, and met with both internal and external stakeholders. With the additional feedback we have received, we are making only slight revisions to the plan. This does mean that the wearing of masks will remain optional in all school corporation buildings as indicated in the draft. Due to a continuing federal mandate, masks are still required on school buses. Contact tracing also remains in the plan as it is a requirement of the Indiana Department of Health. You may review the plan that will be presented to our School Board members in the link below.
We are aware of the increase in COVID-19 cases around the country, of which the Delta variant is the majority, will continue to monitor local spread, and are prepared to make adjustments to the plan, including the requiring of masks, if circumstances dictate.
We do wish to remind parents that we have invested in a full-time virtual school, Columbus Virtual Pathway, and information about this opportunity can be found on our website.
Our School Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 19, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Administration Building and will be streamed live on our BCSC YouTube channel. Please subscribe to our channel so that you can be notified when the broadcast begins.