March 24, 2020
Parents and staff
Yesterday the Idaho State Board of Education approved a “soft close” of the state’s schools until April 20. This means all Idaho students including ours in Buhl will not return to campuses throughout Idaho until at least Monday, April 20.
What does that mean for us after Spring Break?
The State Board directed districts to provide instructional opportunities to the best of their capacity during this closure recognizing many districts are currently on Spring Break.
We began planning for a short extended closure during the four days before Spring Break. After break, we will be engaging our staff to discuss how instructional opportunities will be provided.
The State Board also took other action today that impacts our students and provides flexibility during this statewide soft closure.
Here are some highlights from the meeting, the Board:
Suspended the senior project graduation requirement for the class of 2020
Suspended the college entrance exam required for the class of 2020 and 2021
Approved seeking a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for ISAT testing in English Language Arts, Math, and Science and the alternative ISAT
We will continue to monitor the situation. As soon as we know more, we will update you!