Gary School Officials Lay Out Plans For Fall

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GARY, Indiana (WBBM Newsradio) — Gary Schools officials are shedding some light on what the upcoming school year will look like for parents and students.

Dr. Paige McNulty, Emergency Manager for the Gary Community School Corporation, said parents will have two options when it comes to school this fall.

“Parents can choose the brick-and-mortar option here, or they can choose to stay at home for the e-learning option,” McNulty said Monday. “We certainly understand and appreciate that there are some families and students that need to stay home because of health reasons or they don’t feel comfortable. We respect that.”

Regardless of choice, Daryl Bordell with the IT department said technology will be a major part of education.

“Starting day one, every student will have a Chromebook,” he said. “Google Classroom will be available on that, and Wi-Fi will be provided to those who need it.”

In schools, officials say the wearing of facemasks will be strictly enforced. 

Other changes include new cleaning and disinfecting schedules, assigned seating on school buses, a designated quarantine area for those feeling sick and the elimination of school drinking fountains.