The Bozeman Public Schools have released a draft plan for the upcoming school year. A group is meeting Thursday to create a trigger document for student's re-entry back into school in the fall. They will follow this with a parent survey by June 30th.

The draft plan consists of broad ideas to keep both staff and students safe while returning to class. Here are a few options that they are considering currently:

  • To reduce movement in the halls, have the teachers move from class to class.
  • Stagger class schedules to limit the number of students in the halls between classes.
  • Place signs (floor and walls) around the campus reminding people to be at least six feet apart, including when occupying a classroom.
  • Keep libraries, gyms, and playgrounds off-limits unless they can be sanitized between groups.
  • Sanitize playground equipment between recesses. (Head custodian develops schedule and posts).
  • Break rooms, bathrooms, and other common areas are being disinfected frequently with a strong preference.
  • Eliminate policies and practices that link grading and attendance.
  • Implement plans for flexible remote learning to mitigate the impact of missed in-person instruction.
  • In the event a person diagnosed with COVID-19 is determined to have been in the building and poses a risk to the community, programs may consider closing for a short time (1-2 days) for cleaning and disinfection.
  • Busses are sanitized after every trip with students, AM, PM, and field trips.
  • Make rooms easy to clean and disinfect, i.e. remove soft furnishings and hard to clean items from all classrooms and frequently occupied spaces.

Comments about the draft plan can be sent to bsd7reentry@bsd7.org.