Updated: August 04, 2020 02:45 PM
Created: August 04, 2020 01:42 PM
On Tuesday, Minnetonka Public Schools sent out a letter to parents and students highlighting seven options for opening school this year and providing alternatives as conditions change during the year.
The seven options will be presented to the School Board so it can adopt the final plan to start the year. Minnetonka Public Schools says the district will be refining options for when the conditions improve or get worse, as they will be required by the state to make changes if the COVID-19 pandemic worsens.
According to Minnetonka Public Schools, all of the options describe the following: the in-school experience part of the option; the online experience part of the option; unique transportation needs; unique food service aspects; how special education would be delivered as part of the option; how 504 plans would be managed and implemented as part of the option; what specific cleaning precautions would be part of the option; how student expectations would be addressed under the option, how teacher and para exceptions would be addressed under the option; how explorers would work; how preschool would be delivered; how Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) would be structured; how Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) would be structured; how other community Education programs would be structured and any other details that are unique to an option.
The options are laid out as follows:
The School Board will be reviewing these plans and make decisions about the next steps during its meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday. To watch the meeting, click here.
Parents wishing to make a comment to the School Board in advance of the meeting were asked to email the school board.
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