Ottumwa School Board discusses its Return to Learn Plan at Monday night’s meeting

Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 10:40 AM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - The first day of school for Ottumwa students is August 24th. Monday night, the school board met to discuss its Return to Learn plan.

The board decided that parents and students will have the option to either begin the school year face to face or in an online format.

Ottumwa Superintendent Mike McGrory said that the face to face format provides the best option for the majority of the district’s students.

However, McGrory says the online format gives at-risk families a solid option to continue learning from home as well.

The board mentioned face masks will be required and teachers will be given a stipend to choose which face mask or face shield they want to wear during the day.

Lunches and recesses will also be staggered to encourage social distancing and digital learning utensils will be given to students such as chrome books in an effort to cut down on other utensils that are commonly touched.

If you would like to watch the board meeting click here.

Also information can be found on the district’s website.

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