If and when school comes back in Tuolumne County in August, it’s going to look different than it did before COVID-19.
The superintendent of schools for Tuolumne County has released a planning guide for the 2020-21 academic year in conjunction with the county health officer to address challenges students, parents and teachers will face as the Mother Lode continues coping with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A town hall meeting has been scheduled at 6 p.m. July 9 to take questions from the public. Representatives from county public health, the superintendent’s office, and all school districts are expected to take part in the town hall meeting.
There is no standardized approach to reopening schools across Tuolumne County’s 12 districts and charter schools, and each independent school district will decide how it will reopen schools, Cathy Parker, the county schools superintendent, said in an announcement distributed Thursday. Parker says administrators for each district will work with local public health officials and community stakeholders to keep in mind aligning with and coordinating with other school districts will be in everyone’s best interest, especially students’ families.
See Friday's Union Democrat for a full report on the plan.