IPSD 204 Plans for Full Weeks of In-Person Learning

AURORA – In an e-mail to the community on Thursday, Indian Prairie School District 204 Superintendent Dr. Adrian Talley said “our plan is for elementary, middle, and high school students to move to five days of in-person instruction.” He says the changes would take effect following the district’s spring break.

Talley points to one key change that affected the decision, which is “the revised recommendation for social distancing. ISBE and IDPH now say schools can operate at 3 to 6 feet of social distance in order to provide in-person learning.”

Talley says that “ISBE and IDPH stress face masks must be required regardless of whether schools use 3 or 6 feet of social distance. Strict adherence to 6 feet of social distancing must be maintained when face masks are removed in limited situations such as when students are eating lunch.”

Talley says the district is reviewing guidance to determine how in-person instruction can be increased. Other schedule changes and dates will be presented at the March 22 Board of Education meeting.