Union Public Schools To Discuss Back-To-School Options Next Week

Friday, August 7th 2020, 8:05 am
By: Cal Day

Union Public Schools are still deciding on how they will proceed with the upcoming school year.

The district says they’ve received lots of calls asking to move classes to an online setting from both parents and teachers of students.

The district hasn’t made a decision yet, and their current plan is to return to in person learning on august 24.

They say 35 percent of students in the district have enrolled in the virtual school option that was offered earlier this summer.

The district says they consult with public health officials daily, and the recommendation is to move classes online to start the year like surrounding districts have been doing.

Union says they’re prepared for that option, and teachers have been training on software designed for virtual learning.

The district is expected to discuss their options at Monday’s school board meeting which will start at 7:30 p.m.