Johnson County Schools places the safety of our students and staff above all else. As we began planning for what the 2020-2021 school year will look like, we created a survey for our parents, teachers, and staff. Between the three surveys, we received over 1,000 completed surveys. Across each survey, the majority wished to return to in-person classes for the upcoming school year.
We are currently working on our return to school plan with both an in-person option and a virtual option for students after reviewing the resource tools and guidance provided by the Department of Education. As we continue to develop and revise our return to school plan, we are hopeful of returning to classes for the 2020-2021 school year. At this time, we are planning to start school with a half-day on August 4th and follow the approved district calendar.
As we continue to work with our staff, local health organizations, community stakeholders and other government agencies, our plan may change. We will release our formal back to school plan in the coming weeks that will include very specific procedures and guidelines.