Denver Public Schools is contemplating pushing again the beginning of the varsity 12 months till Aug. 24.
The delay would permit extra time to plan for the impacts of the coronavirus on the varsity system and supply aid to college students and academics in faculties with out air-con.
The Denver district has been planning to return to full-time, in-person faculty, like many Colorado districts, whereas additionally providing a web-based choice. Parents have but to see detailed plans for the way faculty would function, at the same time as they have been requested to inform the district their desire for in-person or on-line instruction by final Friday.
In an electronic mail to folks Wednesday morning, the district mentioned it could launch extra particulars subsequent week.
In that electronic mail, Superintendent Susana Cordova additionally mentioned the district was contemplating transferring the beginning date for most faculties from Aug. 17 to Aug. 24. Other Colorado faculty districts have additionally pushed again their begin dates to permit time for extra instructor coaching associated to security protocols and on-line instruction.
In Denver, the delay may additionally present some aid on the 55 faculties that received’t have air-con subsequent faculty 12 months.
Cordova additionally advised dad and mom that the district is monitoring the general public well being state of affairs fastidiously and is ready to alter its plans if needed. Case numbers and hospitalizations are on an upward pattern in Colorado, although not practically to the extent seen in states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona. Gov. Jared Polis mentioned this week that the state nonetheless has vital hospital capability to deal with COVID sufferers.