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MCPS shares info about return to school plans for 2020-21 school year

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 13:04:05-04

MISSOULA — Missoula County Public Schools has released information about what might be expected in regards to returning to school for the 2020-21 school year.

MCPS administrators say they intend to reopen schools for in-person, face-to-face instruction for the 2020-21 school year.

Below are the guiding principles that MCPS is following as a plan is put together for the reopening of the 18 school campuses:

  • Our plan will be responsive to the physical and mental health and wellness of our students and staff.
  • Our plan will be based on the COVID-19 outbreak conditions in Missoula and surrounding counties.
  • Our plan will adhere to the guidelines and directives of the Governor, the Missoula City-County Health Department, the Montana Office of Public Instruction, and the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Our plan relies on flexibility, adaptation, and collaboration from students, families, staff, and the greater Missoula community.
  • Seeley-Swan High School, Willard Alternative Learning High School Program and Jefferson Early Learning Center have smaller student populations and will be able to host more students in a face to face instructional setting.
  • The changing nature of the COVID-19 virus will mean that our plan will change and adapt to new guidance. We will continue to provide updates to our plan for parents and families.

More details about the plan are available here.