The District has been closed, and many activities have been canceled, but that hasn't stopped the staff from doing good work. The Food Service and Transportation Departments have done a tremendous job of organizing to provide meals for children in our community. The custodians are deep cleaning and sanitizing the buildings, so the buildings will be healthier environments for our students and staff. The teachers are rethinking and developing online and paperwork packets to supplement student's learning while they are not in school.
We have also been practicing social distancing by holding District and Board meetings online. I have been really pleased with everyone's effort to use online platforms to communicate. It is a different way of doing business, but it is allowing us to continue to do the work that needs to be accomplished in a timely manner.
On an additional note, the High School renovation project bids came in well under budget. This work has started and will continue throughout the summer. The project is scheduled to be substantially complete at the end of August. We are taking action to ensure this can happen, but we also know we will need to be mindful of COVID-19. The construction crews will need to be healthy, and they will also need to receive their materials in a timely manner to make this come together as planned.