Superintendents call recent guidance insufficient and instead will follow recommendations from a leaked report that was reportedly shelved by the White House.
By Lauren Camera, Senior Education Writer, U.S. News, May 15, 2020
SCHOOL DISTRICT superintendents – those responsible for making decisions about how and when to reopen schools – are planning to follow detailed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that was shelved by the White House last month instead of the official guidance published Thursday.
“Our recommendation to our members will be to follow that first report, official or not, because at least it gives pretty specific guidelines,” says Daniel Domenech, executive director of AASA, the School Superintendents Association, which represents school district leaders across the country…
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CDC guidelines, released at last, offer low-key guide to reopening
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week laid out its detailed, delayed road map for reopening schools, child-care facilities, restaurants and mass transit, weeks after covid-weary states began opening on their own terms.
The CDC cautioned that some institutions should stay closed for now and said reopening should be guided by coronavirus transmission rates.
For schools, the CDC recommended a raft of social distancing policies: desks at least six feet apart and facing the same direction, lunch in classrooms, staggered arrival times, cloth masks for staff and daily temperature screenings for everyone.
It advised that buses leave every other row empty, bars add sneeze guards and child-care centers limit sharing of art supplies.
The 60-page guidance document was posted on the CDC website over the weekend without fanfare after weeks of delay and an internal debate over whether the guidelines were too restrictive…
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Link here to COMPLETE CDC SCHOOL REOPENING GUIDELINES (updated May 19, 2020):
Tom Egan, the NJ state monitor controlling public schools in Lyndhurst, and BOE President Erin Keefe have not announced any plans for public discussions with parents about their options for reopening Lyndhurst’s public schools.
Link to Lyndhurst BOE website for official information from Lyndhurst public school leadership, when prepared: