AASA Central | Guidelines for Reopening Schools
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from the AASA COVID-19 Recovery Task Force

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is committed to supporting superintendents and other school district leaders throughout the country during this challenging and unprecedented time.

On April 30, 2020, the AASA COVID-19 Recovery Task Force, made up of superintendents and the nation’s foremost thought leaders in public education, was formed to create a consensus-driven set of guidelines for reopening schools effectively in the COVID-19 environment.

This is a living website and will continue to be updated as the Task Force releases additional details.

Resolution in Support of a Safe, Healthy, and District-Specific Reopening Process Consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, supports and values an inclusive, safe and innovative quality public education system that ensures all students can succeed, regardless of their zip code, the color of their skin, their native language, their gender/gender identity, their immigration status, their religion, or their social standing; the recent COVID-19 crisis has accented the importance of our public schools and the need for a consistent, coherent, and fully resourced plan for every school district reopening during the coming academic year; and

AASA contends that the reopening of schools closed as a result of the COVID-19 should be conducted in alignment with all health, safety, and sanitation recommendations articulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and

AASA asserts that each school district should be permitted to determine the timing and scheduling configuration of its schools using specific health data and benchmarks related to COVID-19 health and safety data specific to its geographic location and communities…

Reopening is Just a Starting Point

The coming academic year must reflect the necessary changes revealed during the crisis, including an expanded focus on the safety, physical, social, and emotional needs of students and staff.

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