Reading holds Special School Board Meeting to Decide Reopening Plan

8/5/20 – 10:30pm – Following a lengthy executive session, the school board resumed the livestream for a public vote.

The school board has voted (8-1) to choose “Scenario 3B”, which means all teaching staff and students will be off site. This will take effect for a the entire first quarter. This includes the following:

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  • Structured school day and student schedule
  • Daily attendance taken
  • Mandatory, graded assignments submitted through Google Classroom
  • On-demand video lessons recorded by one teacher, as designated by the district, for a subject and/or grade level. Other teachers then push out the videos to students.
  • Daily, small group live instruction with RSD teachers from their classrooms throughout the school day
  • Specials conducted virtually
  • Grab-and-go lunch distribution available for remote learners
  • Chromebooks available for students who do not have access to a computer/laptop (no longer 1 chromebook per family)

As a part of full remote learning, the district will launch a 1-to-1 Chromebook Program, and Grab-and-Go Meals will continue to be available at our designated meal distribution sites.

8/5/20 – 6:30pm – The Reading School District is holding a special virtual meeting tonight to decide whether to start school this fall in person or all-virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Reading School Board will review the reopening scenarios, as well as the overall Health and Safety Plan, and make a final decision during a special meeting on Wednesday.

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The meeting began at 6:30 pm and is currently being livestreamed on the districts YouTube channel.

View the scenarios and Health and Safety Plan draft can be found here:

Session 1: Review of Scenarios

Session 2: Executive Session & Vote

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