On Thursday, July 16, the school board approved the phased reopening plan that will guide the 2020-21 school year regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan was developed in partnership with the school physician, teachers, administrators, food service contractor, transportation contractor, and members of the school board. Many of our task force members are parents of students in the school district. The task force used guidance documents from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention to develop the plan. This plan represents a compromise of realistic ideas and beliefs of informed individuals to help keep everyone safe and healthy. The current plan is the first step to reopening our school buildings to our students, teacher, and staff. The administration is working to develop and implement the daily operations in coordination with the reopening plan. The task force will continue to meet throughout the summer to update and revise the plan as necessary.