[VIDEO] The Shelton School Board decided Tuesday to postpone getting students back into the classroom until February 22, 2021. The unanimous decision followed two special meetings on the District Re-Opening of School Plan during which the school board heard concerns from the Shelton Education Association (teachers’ union), building principals, and District administration staff. The teachers’ union wanted the District to hold off on brining students back until COVID-19 vaccine is available to everyone. Principals asked for more time to prepare their buildings. And administration staff said that the District would “barely” have the staff to re-open on the previously announced date of January 25th. Shelton School District Superintendent, Dr. Alex Apostle:
District officials would like to get students back in the classroom as soon as possible but safely. The District will work to get additional small groups and cohorts in school while they continue to prepare for P-K-1 students’ return now on February 22nd.
Here is the Shelton School Board’s discussion and action on the District’s Re-Opening of School Plan during the Tuesday, January 12, 2021 school board meeting:
Here is the Monday, January 11, 2021 special study session on the Re-Opening Plan.
Here is the Thursday, January 7, 2021 special study session on re-opening school: