SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Students in the Salt Lake City School District are getting two more weeks of summer break.
Tuesday night, the superintendent recommended pushing back the start of school to Sept. 8, the day after Labor Day.
The two-week delay will be used for teachers to meet with families to do assessments to see where students are academically, get laptops and WiFi hot spots to students and train teachers and parents in online platforms.
The proposal, for now, is to keep learning remote through at least October and then re-assess.
The board approved what are called assurances, which is the plan on how students will return to the classrooms safely, but what was not voted on is exactly when that will happen.
The board wants to hear more input from stakeholders before voting on when the safest time will be to return students to the classroom. The board will review all stakeholder input at their next meeting on Aug. 4. The board could then vote on when students will return to in-class learning.
Another board meeting has also been set for Aug. 11.
James Tobler, head of the Salt Lake Education Association, says he has meetings on Wednesday to get more details.
The board hopes to have a more detailed plan online for parents to see before Aug. 1.
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