Recommendation For Remote Start

Supt. Boggs To Recommend Plan For Remote Start
Posted on 08/05/2020
Perkins Local Schools Superintendent Todd Boggs will recommend that the district implement a remote learning plan for the first nine weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. The change in plans came after Mr. Boggs met with other superintendents from the Erie County school districts and Pete Schade, the health commissioner for the Erie County Health Department.

Mr. Schade today recommended that all districts in the county open remotely for the first nine weeks due to an increasing number of people testing positive for the coronavirus. The Erie County Board of Health on Wednesday concurred with Mr. Schade’s recommendation, and voted to adopt the measure.

“This was an extremely difficult recommendation to hear, considering on Monday evening I had recommended to the Perkins Local Schools Board of Education that we open by following a 5-day-a-week plan,” Mr. Boggs said.

“I, however, have made it clear that regardless of my recommendation, Perkins Local Schools would follow the recommendations of Mr. Schade, the Erie County Health Department, and our state officials including Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health.”

At this time, the Erie County Department of Health has advised that all athletics can be held in compliance with the guidelines set by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

Mr. Boggs will make his recommendation to the Perkins Local School Board at its next regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Meantime, the Perkins Schools’ administrative team will meet in the coming days and weeks to continue planning for the remote start of school.

Please be advised that more decisions need to be made and more details about the remote plan will be forthcoming.