Category : Academics
Response to Gov. Ducey's Announcement – 6-29-2020
Monday , June 29 , 2020
Dear PVSchools Families:
This afternoon, Gov. Doug Ducey held a news conference announcing an executive order to address the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona, and the prediction that numbers will continue to worsen over the next couple of weeks.
As part of his executive order, the governor announced delaying the first day of school for in-person learning until August 17 statewide. He advised that schools may begin the school year on their regularly planned start date prior to August 17 through distance learning. However, for purposes of school funding calculations while participating in distance learning, students shall be considered as Arizona Online Instruction (AOI) students, nullifying the funding flexibility provided last week. The executive order also directs the Department of Education to conduct an analysis on waiving the number of required school days for 2020-2021.
Like you, we have many questions related to this order and how it impacts our plans for reopening and learning options. We will continue to prepare for the upcoming school year and keep you updated.
On Tuesday, June 30, at 5:00 p.m., the Governing Board will hold a special meeting via WebEx to discuss the Reopening of Schools Plan. Part of this discussion will include how we will continue to move forward in light of today’s new information. Details for joining or listening to the meeting are listed on the front page of the district’s website.
The next scheduled update for families is set for Wednesday, July 1, where more information will be shared.
Jesse Welsh, Ed.D.