As COVID-19 resurfaces across the country, many municipalities are starting to examine their plans. Indiana is no exception. As Indy K12 has previously covered, many school districts have already pushed back their start dates. Those that have not yet done so, will now be forced to do so, at least if they are in Indianapolis.
I know that many questions remain as to what the current trajectory of the virus means for K-12 education in Marion County. For now, in-person classes must not resume until at least August 5th.— Mayor Joe Hogsett (@IndyMayorJoe) July 23, 2020
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has ordered schools to not start in-person instruction until after Aug 5. It is worth noting that this does not impact a lot of the more notable districts as they have already pushed back their in-person class plans, but other districts had planned to go back to school as well as some private and charter schools.
This is not the end of the conversation as officials will come up with further guidance on schools in the coming weeks. The announcement comes on the heels of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s mask mandate.
Read about the non-school related restrictions here. (WTHR)