Oak Lawn-Hometown District 123 is looking for community feedback on returning to school in the Fall. The survey will be available until Thursday, July 16, 2020. The live results of the family survey can be found below.
“Since early June we have been committed to developing a plan that focuses first on the safety of our students and staff. As we build our plan, we want to make sure that we have the community’s input as our foundation. We want to know how our community feels in terms of the prescribed ISBE/IDPH safety precautions and continue to explore the various instructional models for the fall. We value the input of our community on these issues and look forward to the continuation of our planning process as we develop a flexible plan that will ultimately be successful in our community,” said Superintendent Dr. Paul Enderle
The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health provided guidance on the safe reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year. This guidance requires school districts to implement safeguards to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while prioritizing the reopening of schools.
All public and nonpublic schools in Illinois must follow the guidelines, which include the following:
- Face coverings are required. Students should bring face coverings from home.
- Students and staff must maintain social distance as much as possible.
- No more than 50 people are allowed in any one space at a time.
- Required daily that self-certification that students are symptom-free before they are allowed to enter a building
- Anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms must stay home.
- Increase in cleaning and disinfection within school buildings