Superintendent Bret Champion said starting next week the district will continue reopening plans around details, such as transportation and cafeterias. Scheduling is another point of discussion, especially for middle and high school students.
Originally, experts recommended six feet between students returning to in-person learning. However, new guidance from the CDC said three feet is good enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the classroom.
On March 22, the Oregon Department of Education announced a shift to allowing three feet of social distance under certain conditions in schools. One of those conditions is that case counts need to remain under a certain level.
The ODE said individual school districts can choose to abide by the new guidance if they choose to do so.
NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university’s political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster’s Foundation.
Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]