TCSD closed until at least May 15

JACKSON, Wyo. — Following guidance from the state, Teton County School District will remain closed through May 15 and possibly the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

Special populations may currently access school buildings on a limited basis, and may continue to do so with the approval of the local county health officer. TCSD said it is still uncertain if schools will reopen after May 15.

In order for any state-funded school to reopen, all districts must first submit a plan to the state. The plan needs to be approved by local and state health officers, the district superintendent, and the state superintendent Jillian Ballow. TCSD said it is currently focused on developing such a plan.

Dr. Gillian Chapman stated, “While we were all excited about the possibility of returning to our schools and providing face to face learning, it is critical that we are able to provide a learning environment that meets public health guidance to ensure our students’ and staff health and safety,” said TCSD Superintendent Dr. Gillian Chapman.

Students and families are strongly encouraged to stay informed of current health orders and following guidance from public health officials including wearing cloth face coverings when in public, maintain physical distancing of at least six feet, wash your hands frequently, cover a cough or sneeze and stay home if you are not feeling well.

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