The State Board of Education appreciates the hard work and dedication of school leaders, educators, and other school staff statewide during this difficult time. After consulting with the Governor, the Governor’s K-12 Emergency Council members, and the Department of Health and Welfare on the ongoing extent of this crisis and the impact to our school district s and charter schools, it is now time to set a statewide framework for responding to extended school closures and reopening.
This guidance will allow local districts and charter schools to respond to their unique populations and community needs, while still assuring for the continuity of services and learning to our Idaho students. Our local school district and charter school leaders will need to be prepared to make decisions and set priorities based on their current situation in their respective communities, and they must be able to do so within a common framework.
This will help to establish stability and common expectations for our school districts and charter schools across Idaho.
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