Schools prepare for new metrics announced by Governor Brown

On Tuesday, Governor Brown announced what has to happen for students to learn in person this fall.

Posted: Jul 29, 2020 6:32 PM

MEDFORD, Ore -- Governor Brown announced new COVID-19 metrics for schools. These metrics determine if students can sit in an actually classroom or if learning will be online. 

"You know, the best way to say this is we are working with a moving target." said Cecile Enright. She is the executive director of REACH River's Edge Academy Charter School. "We have to pivot a little bit to our distance learning plan potentially to start the year." said Brent Barry. He is the superintendent of Phoenix-Talent School District.

It's the summer of changes for just about everyone including schools. "The mantra of the summer is that we just need to be flexible." said Superintendent Barry.

The latest guidelines from Governor Brown say for students to head back into the classrooms in person, coronavirus numbers need to go down. "When announcements come out we have to go back and take another look. Ok what do we need to do on this, because of this new information." said Enright. She says her school already has a home based model in place. Teachers can easily switch to that program if need be. "We do have on-site classes scheduled and ready to roll out when school opens." 

"Our district teams and school blue print teams are really working hard and they are going to continue that work, because we are hopefully to have some in person learning at some point during the year." said Superintendent Barry. He is still getting clarification on some of the exemptions. Most of all, he is trying to help families prepare and understand all the different changes. "There's a lot of emotions and a lot of uncertainty. We know we need to be as flexible as possible and our parents depend on our school system." said Superintendent Barry.

Superintendent Barry hopes this latest announcement will be a wake up call for some people. "The numbers are not getting any better in this county. I'm hopefully people will follow the safety guidelines and the recommendations and that the numbers come down. So we can provide as much in person learning as possible." 

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Cases: 4636268

Reported Deaths: 67966
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