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BOE votes to transition to remote learning for all grade levels effective December 2

BOE votes to transition to remote learning for all grade levels effective December 2

The Wichita Board of Education voted to transition to remote learning for all grade levels effective December 2, as recommended by the Sedgwick County Medical Officer. This directly affects elementary students who are currently learning onsite. It does not change the learning model for elementary students currently learning through MySchool Remote, middle and high school students, and Education Imagine Academy students.

Students will remain in full remote learning until further notice, with the learning model status being evaluated at the January 11, 2021 BOE meeting.  

Students who receive IEP services will continue as directed by the student’s IEP team, as well as direct service at high schools for dual and concurrent credit, and specialized labs based on academic requirements.

Additional information will be shared with elementary families on Tuesday, December 1 pertaining to learning plans, technology support, food service and other school-specific information.

The district will follow KSHSAA’s guidelines approved on November 24 allowing winter sports to continue, but no spectators at competitions, and suspending practices December 23 - January 3. 

Click here to read the BOE presentation.

Click here to see a video replay of the presentation.

The BOE also approved an agreement with Wichita State for COVID-19 tests. WSU will provide testing kits to the district, and WSU’s Molecular Diagnostic Lab will process the kits. This will provide an opportunity for asymptomatic employees to get tested. This is in addition to COVID-19 testing offered to symptomatic staff through a statewide pilot through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.