Watch: Madison County School Board releases reopening plan

Huntsville

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Madison County Schools Superintendent Allen Perkins released a reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year.

The plan provides a tired approach with clear, actionable steps that are applicable through out the year.

The plan focuses on these areas:

  • Addressing the spread in MCSS schools
  • Practicing prevention
  • Supporting teaching and learning
  • Transporting students
  • Entering and exiting school buildings
  • Serving meals
  • Transitioning
  • Conducting large group gatherings
  • Protecting vulnerable populations
  • Staff and student COVID-19 protocols.

In order for the schools to operate in a traditional format, there will be multiple points of screening.

  • Home
    • The first point on the screening continuum and most important. Parents are encouraged to self-report symptoms of illness and conduct a health screening for their child before going to school. The child should stay home if they are running a fever higher than 100°
  • Transportation
    • Staff will visually check students for symptoms
  • School
    • Staff will visually check students for symptoms, this could include a temperature check and or confirming with families that students are COVID-19 symptom-free.

School officials say they will send parents the full report on July 13.

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