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One week Later: Thoughts on ISBE's Guidance on Returning to School

Last week in Suburban Life I weighed in on the ISBE Guidance on returning to school immediately after processing it and building thissummary overview. Now one week later, after being interviewed byJohn Williams on AM 720 on these topics and having more time to think about it - I have put together what I believe regarding these guidelines as of today - July 2nd - with about 6 weeks left to develop a plan to return to school.
The pandemic has impacted everyone in the world and we are all struggling to figure out how to navigate our new situation. Please know that I truly appreciate the work of the Illinois State Board of Education and the task force that developed the guidance. I always try to presume good intentions and I believe all of those working on the ISBE Guidance have the best of intentions for students and families.
My biggest concern is that the ISBE Guidance should have been released as DRAFT guidance weeks ago and shared with others to provide feedback- this is how essential,…