“While some parameters may shift from what has applied during the Act of God Days, two pillars absolutely will remain the same: All state funding will continue uninterrupted and no schools will experience negative consequences to the extent possible,” Matthews said.
It’s likely that districts will have to move to “remote instructional days,” she said, and the state board is aware that there are districts that might require assistance to put that in place.
“ISBE has assembled an advisory group composed of teachers, administrators, and stakeholders to make recommendations about what Remote Instructional Days could look like,” she said. “This advisory group will explore what is possible and what is reasonable under these unprecedented circumstances, always recognizing the incredible diversity and varying capacity of our 852 school districts.”
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