As schools prepare for the 2020-21 school year, they should prepare for intermittent school closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). This planning looks beyond the formal use of the Non-Traditional Instruction Program to allow instruction to continue through remote means. Planning for school closure also must include plans to remain at a constant state of readiness for a sudden school closure.
Schools and districts should remain vigilant in preparing for sudden intermittent closures or rapid transitions to extended periods of remote learning. KDE encourages schools and districts to build and communicate transition plans and maintain a constant state of readiness throughout the school year. This may involve changes to the way students store materials, the types of materials students take home daily and considerations for blended learning in lesson planning. Click the link below for KDE’s four-page PDF.