BCS Reopening Task Force Update - June 30, 2020

The Bexley City Schools Reopening Task Force once again met on June 29, 2020. The task force discussed the feedback from the parent and staff surveys, which were sent out Tuesday, June 23, 2020. We had over 2,000 responses, and the task force is grateful for the large amount of feedback. Feedback from our community and staff is very valuable in this process.
 
View the results here.
(1 = least preferred, 5 = most preferred) 
 
The task force is awaiting guidance to be released by Governor DeWine, which is expected Thursday, before finalizing a hybrid option for school (if such an option would be necessary). The task force will continue to work throughout July. We will provide weekly updates throughout the summer in the newsletter.
 
Staff and Student Learning 
Chief Academic Officer, Jill Abraham, and our instructional coaches are developing plans to support teachers as they return to school in August. The Bexley City Schools Administrative Team began reading So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. Director of Student & Community Engagement, Leisan Smith, is leading honest and hard weekly conversations with our administrators about race and racism and how they impact our school district, specifically our students and staff of color. Our elementary school principals are designing what kindergarten screening will look like in August. The Coordinator of Curriculum and Gifted is planning for gifted testing for students in August.
 
Operations 
The Bexley Schools Operation Department continues to develop COVID-19 operating guidelines and cleaning and disinfecting protocols for the start of the school year. We are also monitoring OHSAA’s recommendations on what phase our sports teams should be conducting summer workouts.
 
Technology
The BCSD Technology Department continues preparing for the shift to a 1:1 technology initiative and updating teacher laptops and the district’s software, so we are prepared for the start of school. The district is transitioning to a new Internet service provider this week. We will maintain the same bandwidth while saving money.