With projects aimed at getting classrooms and facilities ready to greet students returning to classes, summer months are typically a busy time in the Yankton School District, but for this year, the COVID 19 pandemic has increased the sense of urgency regarding preparations for officials and staff throughout the district.
Classrooms were closed for the final quarter of the last year school year and Superintendent Wayne Kindle says on-line learning isn’t a complete substitute for the classroom setting.
Kindle says current plans are to offer students the option of riding a school bus to get to classes next school year.
Kindle says research has shown that the best approach to helping students make up for missed classroom time is to expect them to move forward into the new year as though the previous school year had not been interrupted.
Kindle says a special meeting of the Yankton School Board will be held next month to discuss plans for the coming school year with the local community.