At the District 65 School Board meeting last night, May 18, Dr. Phil Ehrhardt, Co-Interim Superintendent, said, “We’ll be looking at putting together different scenarios for the fall.

“One of those will be to look at continuing remote learning, if that’s the way the approach may be. Second, one could be some type of modified returning to school.”

He said last Thursday, the CDC put out guidelines on opening schools and children returning to school. “Our cabinet spent a lot of time on that today, looking at that and seeing how we might be able to that.” He added, “We have been told that the Governor is going to be coming out at the end of the month with guidelines which we think will be fairly similar to the CDC guidelines.”

Dr. Ehrhardt said administrators were administrators were investigating how they could do regular and continuous check-ups on all staff and students. One thing he mentioned was taking a temperature reading on groups.

“We’re working on different scenarios and once we get more guidance from the State by the end of the month, we will come back to the Board with a plan,” he said. He added that they were putting together a task force which will look at curriculum and instruction, transportation, health and other areas.

Board President Suni Kartha said, “It’s challenging for there still to be so many uncertainties how next school year is going to unfold, but I know you and your team are working diligently trying to finalize that and figure that out and keeping public health first and foremost. As soon as we have anything more concrete, we will certainly share that with our community.”

Larry Gavin

Larry Gavin was a co-founder of the Evanston RoundTable in 1998 and assisted in its conversion to a non-profit in 2021. He has received many journalism awards for his articles on education, housing and...