State & local planning


Departments of Education (both locally and nationally) have provided excellent guidance to school districts on COVID mitigation strategies. They have also relied heavily on medical and public health professionals for advice. Many individual school districts have devised their own mitigation strategies, and we encourage these strategies to be shared with colleagues from other districts and from state-led Departments of Education. One guiding principle in the absence of strong evidence is the need to share best practices in informal and formal mechanisms, through conversations within districts, across districts, and via webinars that seek to share practices.



District 65 Presents Return-to-School Plan for 2021-22 – Evanston RoundTable.pdf

Evanston ex.-school reopening_SY22 Board Planning Presentation_5.17.21.pdf

EducationWeek Safe Reopening.pdf

U.S. Department of Education Releases “Return to School Roadmap” to Support Students, Schools, Educa.pdf

How Will America Recover From a Broken School Year? – The New York Times.pdf

Dpt of Ed COVID-19 Handbook Vol 1-2021- Strategies for Safely Reopening Elementary and Secondary Schools.pdf

Dpt of Ed COVID-19 Handbook Vol 2-2021- Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students’ Needs.pdf