Shelby County R-IV School Board to Review Plan Tonight to Open the District Back Up

July 07, 2020

By Thad Requet

The Shelby County R-IV School Board will be reviewing a plan on how to approach the upcoming school year in the midst of COVID-19.

The plan will be presented during the open session of the July school board meeting which takes place tonight beginning at 6 p.m. in the South Shelby Middle School library.

There has been several questions on what will be the plan for the new school year, especially after last year ended abruptly. Multiple parents were at last month’s meeting expressing concern about their kids being away from school, and encouraging the board to open the doors back up for school.

Troy Clawson, who began his duties as the next Shelby County R-IV Superintendent, will participate in his first regular school board meeting tonight with this issue on the docket.

The district, as well as the other districts throughout the State, are in uncharted territory as far as how to approach the new year with COVID-19 still a pressing issue.

With social distancing rules in place, it should be interesting to see what ideas the administration has come up with to keep everyone a safe distance apart from each other and still have a productive learning environment.