Press release from the Office of State Representative Mary Edly-Allen
For immediate release
June 8, 2020
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Mary Edly-Allen, D-Libertyville, is updating local residents of summer school guidelines released by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
“While Phase 3 allows for the resumption of some face-to-face instruction, this is not the same as a return to pre-pandemic operations,” said Rep. Edly-Allen. “Decisions around whether to conduct allowable activities during Phase 3 will remain at the discretion of local school boards and superintendents, in consultation with local public health departments.”
Under new guidelines, schools are allowed to open for limited in-person educational purposes, such as summer school after the completion of the 2019-2020 school year. ISBE and the Illinois Department of Public Health have developed joint guidance to support schools that wish to provide in-person summer instruction.
ISBE will provide additional instructional and planning recommendations in the coming weeks to support teaching and learning in the 2020-21 school year.
“We are excited and encouraged to see Illinois move into Phase 3 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan,” said State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carmen I. Ayala. “This progress is due in no small part to the dedication of students, teachers, and their families to staying home, social distancing, and wearing face coverings when in public. I am immensely grateful for these efforts and the sacrifices that school communities have made. While Phase 3 allows some in-person small group activities, we must continue to be diligent in following the required safety protocols to keep Illinois on the path to recovery.”
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