Anxiety, fear, and worry are just a few of the emotions that parents and caregivers may be grappling with right now. As many school districts are preparing for the return of the school year, and some have already returned, many of us are pondering what exactly will the 2020-2021 academic school year look like, especially in the midst of a worldwide pandemic?
The answer is that the response for your child will vary because the governance of school districts is localized. Most school districts are governed by school boards.
The boards are comprised of elected officials who engage in shared governance in determining the overall operations of a district. Working in tandem with the district’s superintendent, they make decisions that directly impact your child’s education.
Understandably, the nuances of a school district’s decision making process can be quite a bit of information for parents to digest. So, what’s a parent to do?
Local school boards often rely upon information provided to them at the local, state and federal levels. Because of this, there is no uniform approach to how school districts are handling the COVID crisis. In many areas, the