ASD expected to announce a delay in students returning to the classroom

Published: Sep. 30, 2020 at 8:46 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Anchorage School District Superintendent Deena Bishop is expected to announce a delay in students returning back to the classroom.

“I look to announce a push back and postponement that transition from the first quarter to the second quarter,” Bishop said. “I don’t have a date out, in the future yet but I will update tomorrow or October 1st and then follow up on the 15th with as much information and understanding, and knowing of this is what we look to and why we make our decision.”

Elementary students were originally scheduled to go back to physically being in classrooms on October 19, with middle school students returning mid-November and high school students next January.

Bishop made the comment in Tuesday night’s town hall.

The meetings with local and state medical experts are designed to answer many of the concerns the community has as well as layout the school district’s mitigation plans.

No specifics were given, but Bishop did say she will make an official announcement within the next few days.

Another community meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Those interested in attending the webinars are asked to register on ASD’s website. People can also watch the meetings on the district’s YouTube channel.

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