2020-2021 Public Schools Reopening
The 2020–21 school year presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges due to the disruption to instruction in spring 2020, as well as the many questions associated with reopening schools in the fall of 2020 and 2021. Superintendent Ybarra, the State Board of Education and the Governor’s office are committed to supporting school districts and charter schools to plan for a successful start to the 2020-2021 school year and for continuous learning in the event operations must be modified during the school year.
Mask Guidance Announcement
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has released new mask guidance for schools. The guidance includes information on the general use of masks, as well as tips for handling, storing and cleaning masks.
Back to School Framework
Idaho’s Back to School Framework provides consideration, recommendations, and best practices to ensure a safe and successful 2020-2021 school year. This framework was approved by the State Board of Education on July 9, 2020.
- Idaho Back to School Framework 2020 (Updated October 2020)
The Department of Health and Welfare is providing schools with additional information in defining levels of transmission risk. This guidance is a companion to page 8 in the Back to School Framework.
Tools & resources to support student learning including Assessment, Content & Curriculum, Federal Programs and Special Education.
Guidance and best practices on staffing, transportation, technology and extracurricular activities.
Resources to ensure families have what they need to support student learning, whether at school or at home.
Resources for districts to meet student needs including child nutrition, social and emotional wellness and best practices on facility usage.
Guidance, resources, and example plans from federal and state agencies, Idaho (and other states) districts and charter schools.
Information and resources on how the state, local districts, and business partners are closing the digital divide.