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Ralston Public Schools detail plan to return to school

Posted at 3:38 PM, Jul 02, 2020

RALSTON, Neb. (KMTV) - Ralston Public Schools announced on Thursday that they plan to open their buildings to all students as scheduled on August 11.

As part of that plan, known as the "green level," there would be increased availability of hand sanitizer, limited visitation to school buildings, social distancing in classrooms and other areas, as well as staff performing symptom checks daily.

All students, staff, and visitors would be required to wear masks on any campus while school is in session.

Should there be a "moderate spread" of COVID-19 in the area, Ralston Public Schools said that would mean moving to a "yellow level" of education. That would mean students would be divided into two groups (A and B) and would attend school on a modified "A" schedule or a modified "B" schedule. The modified schedule would include a shortened school day to allow for extra planning and cleaning.

In the event of a "substantial spread" of coronavirus in the area, Ralston Public Schools would move to a "red level" of learning which could mean putting a remote learning plan in place. Students would not be allowed on campus.

Ralston Public Schools says they anticipate moving from one level to another throughout the year. While transitioning, the district would need at least two days to prepare for the new level.
The plans to return to school are set to go before the Board of Education on July 13.

Read more on the plans below.