Many Indiana schools are waiting for answers even after Gov. Eric Holcomb rolled out his plan for reopening the state.
School buildings arestill closedthrough June 30, and that hasn't changed even with the governor's state reopening plan. Schools can and have been using buildings for some essential things like preparing and distributing meals and learning materials, as well asoffering child careas directed through previous executive orders.
But the governor's new order to ease pandemic prevention restrictions that were put in place weeks ago is allowing some schools to still make some plans. School corporations around the state have shared ideas and tentative dates for adapted graduation ceremonies and celebrations, and for students to pick up their belongings from school.
Vigo County Schools spokesperson Bill Riley says anything to guide schools during this unpredictable time is helpful. But whether or not the state actually follows Holcomb's timeline is up to how the situation with COVID-19 changes heading into summer – and is still as unpredictable as ever.
"Things have to go well for that timeline the governor put out to be followed," Riley says.
Indiana's Superintendent of Schools, Jennifer McCormick has told educators they'lllikely stay remote through summer school, but the final decision has yet to be made. Holcomb says the state will decide in July when and how to bring kids back to school.
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