During a special board session on Thursday, Lincoln County R-III Schools updated it's "Return to Learn" plan, based on revised recommendations from the Lincoln County Health Department.
"The Board had considerable discussion regarding the health department’s recommendation and the "Return to Learn" plan," said Dr. Mark Penny, superintendent. "The main areas of discussion included social and emotional well-being, physical well-being of staff and students, and prior selection data."
With cases of the novel coronavirus in the county increasing, the health department recommended students should do as much virtual learning from home as possible.
Nevertheless, the district decided to continue with the "Tier I" portion of its plan when schools open on Aug. 25, which offers in-person learning to all students with additional safety guidelines. All students will return to class wearing mandatory face coverings, and the district will provide hand sanitizer for students and staff.
Families can still elect the virtual option for a minimum of one semester from kindergarten through twelfth grade. and the tier may include short-term building closures, if necessary.
Updates can be found at www.troy.k12.mo.us/returntolearn.
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