District to host return to school virtual community engagement event
Bloomington Public Schools and BEC-TV are teaming up to co-host a live virtual community engagement event to present a first look at potential plans for reopening schools in the fall.
The Return to School Community Engagement event is scheduled from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14. The live virtual event will be carried on BEC-TV, and streamed on Roku, Apple TV, or the BEC-TV website and Facebook page. Details at bectv.org/where-to-watch.
District leaders will present plans for three educational scenarios that are aligned with the state’s current guidance, including traditional school, hybrid learning and distance learning 2.0. A new option, Bloomington Online School, a fully online school for grades K-12 will also be introduced, along with facility and transportation plans.
Viewers will have a chance to submit questions prior to and during the event at bit.ly/BPS-return.
“Our district has had to reimagine how we can provide a high quality education for all learners while maintaining safety as a top priority,” said Superintendent Les Fujitake. “In order to provide our families and staff time to plan, provide feedback, and prepare for the new school year, we are providing a first look at potential plans for reopening school in the fall.”
The plans presented are scenarios that are subject to change based on the status and severity of COVID-19 in our area, and state and public health requirements.