AURORA – In a statement released late on Friday afternoon, Indian Prairie School District 204 has decided to begin the school year remotely through October 30.
Superintendent Dr. Adrian Talley said, “With new guidelines being released on a regular basis from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois State Board of Education, and local health departments, it is my recommendation that we provide stability by announcing we will start the school year having all students begin remotely through October 30.”
Dr. Talley said that remote learning will not be the same as it was in March, April and May. “The state’s remote learning guidelines are very different from when schools were closed in March. Students will have robust and challenging coursework that is reflective of the caliber of teachers in our district and aligned to the expectations of our parents.”
This decision comes on the heels of a Wednesday announcement that the district would delay the start of the school year until early September. More information will be made available at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, August 3.
“This is not a decision I make lightly,” said Dr. Talley. “However, I am confident that we can maintain District 204’s commitment to excellence and rigor while keeping our students and staff safe.”