Reopening Washington Schools 2020-21 Workgroup
In March 2020, due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Governor Inslee closed Washington's K–12 schools from providing traditional, in-person instruction for the remainder of the 2019–20 school year.
In May 2020, OSPI convened a stakeholder workgroup to inform recommendations and guidance for school districts as they plan for the reopening of Washington's schools in the 2020–21 school year. The broad workgroup consists of more than 100 educators, education leaders, elected officials, community-based organizations, parents, students, and community members.
The group is expected to conclude their work in June 2020.
List of Members & Workgroup Materials
- Workgroup Member List
- Models for Reopening in 2020–21
- Template for Reviewing Models
- Department of Health Presentation to the Workgroup on May 13, 2020
- OSPI's Presentation to the Workgroup on May 13, 2020
- Key Principles of OSPI's Spring 2020 Guidance
Information About Small Groups
As part of the work to plan for the reopening of Washington's schools in the fall of 2020, the large workgroup is also being split into several small groups, with additional members with content area expertise. These groups and their members are included below.
- Instructional Services Group A
- Instructional Services Group B
- Policy Implications
- School District Operations: Facilities
- School District Operations: Finance
- School District Operations: Food and Nutrition
- School District Operations: Transportation