Medina schools surveying families about in-person, remote learning

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 March 2021 at 5:01 pm

District tries to be ready if state follows CDC and allows desks to be spaced closer

MEDINA – The school district is surveying families to see their intentions if Medina is able to bring back more students for in-person learning.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today updated its guidance for school districts with the spacing of desks in the Covid-19 pandemic. The CDC reduced the minimum distance for desks to be apart from 6 to 3 feet, as long as students are wearing masks.

Before local districts can move desks closer, which would allow for more students in classrooms, the NYS Department of Health would be to accept that guidance from the CDC.

Medina Central School is trying to be ready for the anticipated change and wants to give more students the option of more in-person days of school.

Medina is asking families if they would send their students to school for more in-person days or if they would go remote all school days.

“Our hope is that by being proactive with this survey, we will be able to implement any changes to the NYSDOH school regulations as quickly as possible,” district officials stated on the survey.

Click here to see the survey.