2021-2022 School Year

Story by Morgan Hubert – Staff Reporter

With everything that happened over the 2020-2021 school year, many have had questions about what the school year will look like next year and if it will go back to “normal”.

   “As usual, each school will spend time over the summer accessing what instructional schedules look like next year. I would share moving to a longterm block teaching schedule requires a great deal of study with how it would impact all departments and then a significant amount of training of teachers to teach on that schedule,” Katy Bergen, Executive Director of Public Relations, said. 

   As students and staff are curious about what school in August will look like, as of right now, decisions have not been made for the next school year. 

   “We plan on finishing this year strong before we evaluate and address learning models for next year,” Bergen said. 

   These are tough decisions to make and a lot of thought has to go into making them to find out what is beneficial to the school district, students, and staff. The Board also has proposals to change some school’s schedules because of the lack of bus drivers. 

   “The school district shared proposed schedule changes that can help us maximize the number of bus routes we can fill with the Board of Education and the public on May 6. These proposals are ideas for schedule changes that we could implement that can make our transportation more efficient next year. The district is collecting feedback on those proposals now and will likely recommend a path forward in June,” Bergen said. 

 Although having a lack of information is unsettling to many, this decision will hopefully be made in the near future.