As a condition of accepting the ESSER III award (FIN160 & FIN161), the LEA must develop, with community input, a Safe Return to In-Person Learning Plan and post it for public comment within 30 days of receiving the ESSER III award (June 21, 2021). The requirements for the ESSER III Safe Return to In-Person Learning Plan can be found in the Interim Final Rule and must describe how “[the LEA] will maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and other staff and the extent to which it has adopted policies, and a description of any such policies, on each of the following safety recommendations established by the CDC.” The Safe Return to In-Person Learning Plan must be reviewed regularly, at least every six months, and the LEA must seek additional public comment on revisions. LEAs must retain documentation of the plan development, plan review, public comment, and summary of public comment.
The Proctor School District announced the requirements of the new Safe Return to In-person Learning Plan and invited public comments as part of the Superintendent's June 3rd Newsletter. Public comments were heard on June 9th during the Railsafe Advisory Committee. (Access the minutes from the June 9th Railsafe Advisory Committee) The School Board will hear any further public comments at their regularly scheduled Board Meeting on June 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm.
2020-2021 School Year COVID-19 Information
The School Board approved a revised Rail Safe Plan to restart school for the 2020-2021 school year at the January 11th School Board Meeting. At the beginning of the year, the School Board also approved a Hybrid Learning Model for all K-12 students. Our Hybrid Model divides our students into A and B groups. Students in group A will attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and students in group B will attend school on Wednesdays and Fridays. All students will engage in distance learning when not attending in-person classes, and both A and B groups will engage in distance learning on Mondays. Mondays will also be a day for our teachers and staff to plan. We will be offering a Distance Learning option for any families who would like to remain in distance learning.
As we move through the school year, the Proctor School District will monitor health concerns and change learning models accordingly. Access Proctor Public Schools current learning model through the MDE Safe Learning Model Dashboard
In a series of video messages and posters, members of the Duluth, Superior, and Proctor school districts and others are encouraging citizens to continue to follow COVID safety guidelines to help our Northland communities.
Videos were produced with assistance from local photographer/videographer Jack Rendulich, Captivate Media, and in-house support from Duluth, Superior, and Proctor Public Schools.
Many thanks to all who are helping slow the spread of COVID-19.