Dear ASBA Members,

It has been a tough and challenging few months for all of us, as we focus on supporting the students and families in our communities. We know you can’t predict the future, but you can utilize the best information available to plan, prepare and make decisions that will prioritize student learning and student and staff safety, and meet the needs of your own community at this unprecedented time.

The Arizona Department of Education just released a resource to support districts with guidelines and recommendations for school re-entry. Developed by a task force of more than 70 education stakeholders from around the state with diverse backgrounds and experience, ADE’s “Roadmap for Reopening Schools” will include critical areas of this process. ASBA was proud to represent Arizona’s school boards on the task force.

With input from public health experts and education leaders across our state, ADE developed Arizona’s Roadmap for Reopening Schools. It provides a series of recommendations for how schools can approach the 2020-2021 school year and offers adaptable considerations to meet each community’s unique needs.

Please understand that there is nothing mandated or prescriptive in the document. Rather it is a resource to support and inform local decision-making.

Roadmap for Reopening Schools and Critical Considerations:

Roadmap for Reopening Schools 

Considerations for Leaders 

Considerations for Teachers

Considerations for Students

Considerations for Families