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SCSD #1 Seeks Exceptions for Small Scale In-Person Instruction

A release from Sublette County School District No. 1 Superintendent Jay Harnack:


The Governor's office has released the new public health orders as discussed in his press conference on April 28, 2020. The orders related to school can be found in Modified Order 1 - Third Continuation, Item 9 on page six, which states:

All K-12 schools shall not hold in-person classes until no sooner than May 18, 2020, unless an exception is granted under paragraph 11 or a Countywide Variance Order is granted under paragraph 12. Staff and teachers may continue to work in school buildings to facilitate adaptive learning/instruction or to complete administrative tasks as directed by school superintendents. Food may still be prepared to be made available to those in need, as directed by school superintendents.

The full order can be found at: https://rb.gy/iufyej

As a result of discussion at a special meeting of the SCSD 1 Board of Trustees last night with Sublette County Health Officer Dr. Brendan Fitzsimmons, our district will be continuing with our Adapted Learning Plan for the remainder of the year. We will be seeking an exemption from our County Health Officer for limited in-person instruction for students who may need additional support. This request for an exemption requires approval by the SCSD 1 Board of Trustees, the Sublette County Health Official, and the Wyoming Department of Education. Once approved, SCSD 1 will share the exemption, the specifics of the protocols required, and the anticipated start date for in-person instruction.

It is also important to remember public health order Number 2 limiting public gatherings to 10 persons or fewer has been extended through May 15.

Should Public Health Orders be issued that change the requirements for public schools after May 18th, SCSD 1 will reevaluate our existing plan in relation to the revisions.

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