School board discussed plans for fall

How school will look this fall and standardized testing results were big topics of discussion at the July 15 Red Bud Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent Jonathan Tallman started off the conversation on how this fall will look by presenting the board a resolution, affirming local board control of COVID-19 mitigation matters. 

He noted that this resolution says that they will follow the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommendations and will assert local control. The resolution, once approved, would be sent to the governor’s office, emphasizing local control. 

Tallman then elaborated on an email he had sent out to district parents earlier in the week, which discussed the district’s plan for this fall.

For this fall, they plan to have the students back to daily in-person learning, with the school day returning to a 3 p.m. dismissal. It will be recommended that those who are unvaccinated wear face coverings, however it will not be required. The only exception is that masks will be required to be worn by all regardless of vaccination status on buses.

Remote learning will only be an option for unvaccinated students who are quarantined or have circumstances where there are serious health concerns that have been certified by a physician.

For more from the Board of Education meeting, please see this week’s print edition.