Superintendent Sagester hopes to release a district specific plan to parents, students, and community members by the end of the month. We will continue to keep you informed as we navigate this unchartered water together. Thank you for your patience.
DARKE COUNTY SCHOOLS’ COMMON RE-OPENING AGREEMENTS
PREFACE: All Ohio
schools closed for the remainder of the school calendar beginning on March 17,
2020, by order of the Governor and the Director of the Ohio Department of
Health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On July 2, 2020 guidelines were released. School district superintendents from each
public school district in Darke County, along with the Darke County Educational
Service Center, and Darke County Health Department met on July 6, 2020 to
identify common practices for school re-opening in Darke County.
These general principles will guide each school district as
they move forward with reopening schools throughout Darke County:
1. Each school district will implement
recommended safety protocols to the highest degree possible;
2. Each school district will work closely
with the Darke County Health Department (DCHD) to promote safety in each school
3. Each school district will be
transparent with all stakeholders that some level of risk will always be
present when children and school district employees occupy school district
4. School districts recognize the need for
consistency in areas of operations while recognizing that individual
differences in classroom sizes, school facilities, and building operations may
lead to some inconsistencies.
5. School districts are planning to
maintain their previously approved school calendars with some possible
front-loading of employee professional development or waiver days.