2020-21 School Year Planning

On June 23, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released guidance for schools on the 2020-21 school year. This 60-page document has been much anticipated and will go a long way toward answering critical questions all of us share about what the upcoming school year will look like in terms of in-person learning, scheduling, transportation, wearing masks, social distancing and other measures intended to keep everyone safe and healthy, while also re-engaging students in the learning process.

ISBE 2020-2021 School Year Guidance


COVID-19 Transition Planning Team

In May 2020, District 97 assembled a transition planning team that is tasked with implementing a safe, efficient and equitable return to school in the fall. The team is focused on five key areas: Safety Protocols/Operations, District Calendar and Schedule Options, Learning Models, Social Emotional/Wellness Supports, Financial Impact.

The sub-groups are meeting weekly to plan a number of viable scenarios for opening school. To learn more about each team's work, please click the accordian below.

Updated July 1, 2020