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How Rockridge Schools Might Reopen

Rockridge School District

When the new school year starts next month, students should spend a full day in class, every other day. That's the recommendation Rockridge School Superintendent Perry Miller will make to the board of education Monday night.

In a video message, he says students can choose remote learning but he believes the district can hold classes safely.

 "I believe using an A-B model gives us the best chance at maximizing social distancing at all times. We will do everything possible to make sure that we are adhering to the maximum requirements under social distancing."
Miller says school buildings will be cleaned carefully every day, and even after every period at the junior high and high school. And students will be assigned seats.

"And that is their seat for each period or each day at the lower elementary level and that is only their seat. Basically in the case of contact tracing we know where students were and where they traveled throughout the day."

Under he his plan, lockers will not be used, playground equipment will be off limits, and drinking fountains will be closed. 

Classes are now scheduled to begin on August 17

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.