Board Votes For In-Person Classes

Perkins Board Of Education Votes For 5-Day-A-Week Plan
Posted on 08/12/2020
The Perkins Local School District Board of Education on Wednesday evening voted 4-1 in favor of returning to school with a 5-day-a-week plan.

The vote overruled a recommendation of Superintendent Todd Boggs to follow the guidance of the Erie County Health Department and open school remotely for the first nine weeks of the school year.

Several parents attended the meeting in the Firelands Regional Medical Center Stadium, and voiced support for the return to school five days a week.

Board President Jason Dulaney and members Brad Mitchel, Scott Hart, and Ted Kastor voted against Mr. Boggs’ recommendation. Board member Eric Lapata voted in favor of the recommendation.

The Board last week, on Monday, Aug. 3, approved a plan to return to school five days a week. Then, two days later on Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Erie County Health Department, on the recommendation of Health Commissioner Pete Schade, voted to recommend that all schools in Erie County start lessons remotely for the first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year.

Now, under the 5-day-a-week, in-person lesson plan, Perkins families will have the option to send their students to classes via an Online-Only Option offered in conjunction with the North Point Educational Service Center. 

Find out more about the Online-Only Option by clicking here.

Meantime, teachers and staff are expected to return to the school buildings on Friday, Aug. 21, and will participate in several days of professional development before students return to classrooms on Monday, Aug. 31.

In other action, the Board also approved a face mask policy that will require all staff and teachers, and students in Grades K-12 wear face coverings.

The Board also approved hiring Scott Matheny as assistant principal for Briar Middle School. Mr. Matheny had been the principal at Briar for the past three school years, before stepping down.