The Illinois State Board of Education recently announced guidelines for the 2021-22 school year that allow for a closer-to-normal school year.
Warrensburg-Latham Superintendent Cheryl Warner welcomes the announcement of a return to in-person learning. She concurs that while remote instruction during the lockdown was better than no learning, it is not a substitute for in-person.
Mrs. Warner indicates districts will only be required to provide remote learning if a student is not eligible for the COVID vaccine and if they are under quarantine from a public health department.
Mrs. Warner states, as of now, the masking, social distancing, and bus capacity guidelines will still be in place. She is hopeful that when the State reaches Phase Five, those restrictions will start to loosen.
Mrs. Warner says the district has made a lot of progress this year despite the circumstances and will continue this into the future.