The South Carolina Department of Education has approved Richland One’s reopening of schools plan for the 2020-2021 school year, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced Friday.
Spearman said the approval is contingent upon the district offering an in-person option no later than September 14, 2020.
“We are modifying our plan to create an in-person option one day a week during Phase 1 of our plan. We will provide additional information to our parents next week,” said Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon. “As we move forward, our priority continues to be protecting the health and safety of our students and staff.”
There are two learning models in Richland One’s reopening of schools plan – the Phase-In Model and the R1 Virtual School Program. Students would participate in one of the two models.
Richland One is extending its July 31 deadline for parents to submit applications for their children to participate in the R1 Virtual School Program to August 4. Details about the district’s Phase-In Model and the R1 Virtual School Program are posted at www.richlandone.org/restartstrong.