With Springfield Public Schools holding in-person classes only two days a week this fall, many working parents are trying to figure out where to place their children for the other days. And now Camp Barnabas, the faith-based camp for children with special needs, is offering a much-needed day care service at a local church.
As the academic year begins in many places across the country this week, parents are having to choose whether to send their children for in-person classes or keep them home for remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Good input today, good conversation with the administrators trying to find out how we move forward and to realize we have got to deal with the virus and we have got to deal with the schools at the same time,” Gov. Parson said.
We're a month away from teachers returning to the classroom for fall classes. Some educators say they're nervous about in-person learning and here are some thoughts on that as well as reactions to some recent controversial comments made by Governor Mike Parson.
The Bearcat Blueprint provides details in the areas of health and safety; academics; housing, dining and campus life; COVID-19 positive case plan; and the Bearcat Blueprint Commitment — a summary of responsibilities for all students, faculty and staff.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is clarifying comments he made in a radio interview in which he said children returning to school will come down with the coronavirus but will “get over it,” remarks that drew criticism from several Democrats as well as the head of a state teachers union.
Three options weigh heavily on parents' minds in the Ozark school district right now. None of those three include a mask requirement but that could change in the future before schools open on August 20. The options involve how students will be taught (in-class, online or a combination of the two)
Springfield's Public School district, the largest in the state, will be revealing its re-entry plans for the fall semester Thursday, July 23 but in a school board meeting this week the public got a sneak-peak of what some of the proposals are including the options that parents and students will have in choosing whether to learn in-person at the school or stay at-home with virtual learning.