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State Unveils Plans for Students to Return to School

The Governor has laid-out plans for schools to reopen in the fall and hold in-person learning.


The guidelines are out to the hundreds of districts in Illinois and it begins with face coverings for teachers and students. Temperature checks are also going to be requested.


The Governor and education leaders say they will give districts control over choices about what in-person education will look like – even to consider bringing students in on an every other day basis.


Carmen Ayala the State Superintendent of Education says they want districts to be able to respond to changes throughout the school year based on local needs.



2 and half million cloth face masks have been purchased for schools. And districts have been given access to new funding to purchase PPE and cleaning supplies.

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