Last night, the Board of Education of the MSD of Lawrence Township voted unanimously to delay the start of school for students from August 3, 2020 to August 13, 2020. The additional time will be used to assure staff comfort with classroom configurations, to allow staff additional time for walkthroughs and development of routines for classrooms and labs, time to test broadband load for virtual teams, and additional time for dissemination and review of the current plan as well as contingency plans.
The complete district re-entry plan is available at www.LTschools.org/re-entry. Students currently have the option of returning to school for on-site instruction or enrolling in virtual programming.
According to superintendent, Dr. Shawn A. Smith, “We believe this delay provides the needed additional time to ensure staff comfort with the re-entry plan.” He adds, “Keeping in mind the fluidity of the situation and potential for future changes, I believe the MSD of Lawrence Township will be ready to welcome students to the 2020-2021 school year on August 13.”