This week, the majority of local school districts met for the first time to discuss their reopening plan drafts based on the requirements set by the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE). A handful of districts have already shared a draft version of their plan while others are still at the very beginning of creating one.
All districts are required to submit a three tiered/level plan to the state for approval by August 3rd. The tiers/levels and definitions can be found below.
Fremont County School District #1 Board of Trustees had their first draft reading and discussion Tuesday night. Their draft plan that was up for discussion at their meeting can be viewed here: FCSD1 Draft Smart Start plan
Board Chairperson Brett Berg shared several great questions and suggestions came out of the 3-ish hour meeting. Several concerns were raised ranging from students wearing masks to training on these procedures for everyone (students, staff, parents).
They plan to incorporate a few of the suggestions from the meeting into their plan and hold a special meeting in hopes of adopting it next week. County 10 reached out to the Superintendant for additional information on those updates, and have not heard back at this point. We will share the new draft when it becomes available.
The district is also making several physical changes to the schools to accommodate the plan, County 10 reached out to person heading those changes for information and have not heard back at this point. We will share those details once confirmed.
Fremont County School District #25 held its first reopening plan discussion last night during their regular board meeting. The draft plan that was up for discussion last night can be viewed here: FCSD #25 – Smart Start Leveled Reopening Overview 7 14 20
It was a clear consensus last night that ideally, all students would return to school in the fall under the Level 1 (Open) option. However, a big area of concern was the ability to keep students in grades 6-12 socially distanced so they would not have to wear a face mask all day.
While nothing with the plan was officially decided last night, there is a public forum being organized so folks can comment and share ideas about the plan. We will share those details once finalized.
School will still start on August 24th.
St. Stephens School was the first to announce they are limiting the number of students per grade to 30 and capping individual classes to 15-20 depending on classroom size. They announced yesterday, July 15th, that a plan has been created and will be released soon. We will share that once it is released.
Fremont County School Districts 2, 6, 14, 21, 24, and 38 have not released drafts of their reopening plans yet. We will share them once they do.
The full list of mandates required by the WDE can be viewed in our previous post by clicking here.