School District 2 to Hold Some In-person Classes

School District 2 seeks to hold in-person classes for students at risk of failing, in particular if that affects their graduation. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)

Sheridan County School District 2 will end the year with most students receiving instruction online, but there could be some exceptions.

District Superintendent Craig Dougherty said in-person education will be allowed for students at risk for failure.

CTE are the district’s career technical education classes. The school district’s trustees approved the in-person provision in their meeting earlier this week.

Before the plan can be implemented, it has to be approved by County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hunter and Wyoming Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist. The plan also must be submitted to the Wyoming Department of Education.

Dougherty said once the plan is approved by the county and state health officers, the school district would start working with high school students.

He said the district will continue with the virtual learning plan for the great majority of students. In-person instruction will be strictly voluntary on the part of teachers, students and their families.

Dougherty said written permission would be required from the families, and the district would follow all the health guidelines, including extra sanitization in the schools, taking temperatures, wearing masks and social distancing. He emphasized the plan is strictly for those students for whom virtual learning isn’t working.

Dougherty said everyone would like to see education return to normal, with students attending the schools. But given the circumstances, he said he believes School District 2 has put together an education plan that is second to none.

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