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Marion County charter schools expected to start on time

Posted at 8:37 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 20:39:38-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Charter schools in Marion County are expected to start on time for the 2020-2021 school year.

In a letter released Thursday from the schools, the decision was made after guidance from local and state officials, including the Marion County Public Health Department.

"Each charter school is carefully considering the health and safety of their students and the needs of their specific communities in planning for the fall, whether they be safe instructional options in a physical school setting, online options for students who are not able or are uncomfortable returning to school on the scheduled start date, or some combination of the two," the letter said.

More information on steps schools will take to help keep students safe is expected to be released in July, according to the letter.

The guidance is expected to include information on the following:

  • Symptom screening
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Cloth facial coverings and masks or face shields
  • Social distancing
  • Student health and safety
  • Bus transportation
  • Identifying, reporting, and tracing cases

You can view the letter below: