Grenada School District classes start Aug. 6

Staff Writer

The Grenada School Board of Trustees approved plans Tuesday night to begin the fall semester in three weeks.

The school board unanimously approved the district’s 2020-21 academic plan and the district’s restart and recovery plan, which covers how they will begin the year on Thursday, Aug. 6.

District Two Trustee Dr. David Braswell made the motion, and District One Trustee Kevin Carnathan followed with a second of the plan approvals.
“These are evolving plans, and everything is happening quickly,” said Superintendent Dr. David Daigneault. “We’re looking at everything from school buses, security, masks and even how students walk down the hall.  The bottom line is, this is our plan.”

In May, the school district proposed a reopening plan amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in the closure of school doors since March. In mid-June, a reopening plan was developed and two weeks ago, a survey was issued to parents seeking their opinion about the start of school in August.

See the Tuesday, July 21, printed and online editions for additional details, including results of the recent parent survey and the district’s plan on face masks.