St. Louis County school district asking staff, parents, students about plan for fall classes

The Lindbergh School District says it wants parents, teachers, students key part of the process

Brian Kelly
May 21, 2020 - 1:05 pm

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) - As it tries to determine what school will look like in August, the Lindbergh School District is turning to its parents, teachers, and students for some guidance. "Our first step," says District Spokesperson Beth Johnston, "is to gauge where our community is on this and get their feedback."

To get that information, the district is sending a survey to parents and employees to find out what they think of virtual learning and to get feedback about the challenges families are facing. "We really need to understand the diverse needs of our students and our families and staff, so we can plan well and return and reopen school successfully and safely for all of our community," says Johnston. 

Related: Last week of school is a letdown for many Illinois students
Related: What will school look like in the fall?

Johnston says a 50 member task force that includes administrators, parents, including some in the medical profession, teachers and students will review the responses. "Our goal is to safely reopen our schools but also provide flexibility for families that need that and virtual instruction for families that feel comfortable with that."

Johnston says the task force will meet weekly with the goal of releasing a reopening plan by mid-July.

© 2020 KMOX (Entercom). All rights reserved