At its Monday meeting, the Eau Claire Area School District Board of Education approved an instructional model for the 2020-21 school year.
The model aligns with the Eau Claire City-County Health Department’s Respond Together Eau Claire. That plan includes seven steps, designated as Safer at Home and Steps A through F, based on the risks posed by COVID-19 in our community.
The district’s newly approved instructional delivery model outlines how teachers and staff will approach teaching and learning based on each step of the Respond Together plan. In Phases A-E, ECASD will use a blended approach that combines in-person and remote learning. If the Health Department moves to Phase F, the district will transition back to completely in-person learning throughout its schools over the course of several weeks.
When students are in school buildings, they will need to follow physical distancing whenever possible and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer regularly. In situations in which physical distancing is not possible, the district will require students and staff to wear face coverings.
The district will share with families further details on how the instructional model will work in the coming weeks. The first day of school for all students is Tuesday, September 1.