WWPS prepares for full-time return

By on Friday, March 26th, 2021 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

WALLA WALLA – Gov. Jay Inslee joined Oregon, California, and many other states by adopting the Centers for Disease Control revision that reduced the physical distancing in public schools from six to three feet in most instances. Walla Walla Public Schools said that the new standard demonstrates the ability to keep staff and students safe when implementing less restrictive distances due to enhanced cleaning, screening and masking standards.

WWPS is now looking to move into the Blue Stage of its Roadmap for safely Reopening Schools. Superintendent Wade Smith said there is a considerable amount of planning, engagement, and communication that has to take place before the transition to a full day learning experience can be implemented.

“The school board has scheduled a special meeting on Tuesday to review this news and provide guidance on how we move forward as a district,” Smith said. “Rest assured any direction received by the board will include deep engagement with faculty, parents, and students as we navigate a path to a safe and even more robust learning experience for all our students through full-time, in-person learning.”

The meeting will be held via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. It can be watched via https://wwps-org.zoom.us/j/95539982197. To listen by phone call 253-215-8782 and enter the ID 955 3998 2197.