EAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials have extended the statewide school closure because of COVID-19 through the end of the academic year, or until social distancing requirements are lifted.
You can read more about the minimum criteria for schools to use in deciding whether to resume normal operations HERE.
Here is what local school districts have decided to do:
Bonneville School District 93
Bonneville School District 93 has updated its school closure until the end of the year along with competency-based learning for students, changes to grading practices, meals for students, and graduation. You can read more about that HERE.
Jefferson School District 251
The Jefferson School District Board of Trustees has determined to continue with distance learning until the end of the school year (June 4), because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25
The Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 Board of Trustees voted to continue remote learning for the duration of the school year in a special meeting held Tuesday to discuss recommendations regarding COVID-19. You can read more about this HERE.
Idaho Falls School District 91
The Idaho Falls District 91 school board has voted to extend the soft closure and continue remote learning through the end of the school year. You can read about that HERE.
Sugar-Salem School District 332
Sugar-Salem School District 332 will continue holding classes online only until the end of the school year (May 22).
Madison School District 321
Madison School District 321 will be adhering to the amended stay home orders from Governor Little that is in effect until April 30 by extending the soft closure for students. The district still has every hope of getting students back in class to finish the 2019-2020 school year. The district says if students are eventually allowed to go back to school, parents will have the choice to keep their children home without academic penalty. They will continue to update students and parents as soon as they have more information.
Pocatello Chubbuck School District 25
The Pocatello Chubbuck School Board has approved a Pass/Incomplete grading system for middle school students and a Pass/No Credit grading system for the third trimester for high school students. Traditional graduation ceremonies have been canceled, but discussions for an alternative are underway.
Teton School District 401
Teton School District 401 will extend home-based/online learning through the end of the academic school year. The decision allows some specific one-on-one exceptions, where a few students may be able to meet with educators, including Career-Technical education students who need to complete projects and those with special education needs. Additional recommendations regarding graduation will come later.
Teton County School District #1
Based on state guidance provided to school districts, TCSD #1 announces that schools will remain closed through May 15 and possibly for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The Wyoming Department of Education noted that currently special populations may access the buildings on a limited baiss and they may continue to do so with the approval of the local county health officer.