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New Milford School officials to release draft reopening plan

New Milford school officials are expected to release a draft plan on Friday about reopening school buildings this fall.  The Envisioning the 2020-21 School Year Advisory Team, a group of over 70 school and community stakeholders, has been working with administrators to develop a plan for a “full, safe, and appropriate” reopening.  New Milford School Superintendent Kerry Parker says parents and community members should give regular feedback and suggestions concerning the plans to reopen and the phase-in of all aspects of school life.  Zoom virtual meetings will be scheduled in the next few weeks to discuss the draft of the Plan, answer questions, and gather feedback.  The state Education Department's guidelines says districts should plan to have all students, in all schools, return to school houses for full-time instruction at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, so long as public health data continues to support this model. The model also supports mitigation strategies and specific monitoring, containment, and class cancellation plans.

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