Bluum and Public Impact partnered to identify how states are addressing school reopenings to inform policymakers and school leaders in Idaho. This document collects our findings to key questions based on a review of national media, third party reports, and a select number of state plans (Nevada, Utah, Texas, North Carolina, Colorado, and Indiana).
State and district reopening plans are constantly evolving. We aim to update the information in this document as new information comes available, though there may be a lag. This draft was completed on July 16, 2020.
Key Questions Addressed in the Report:
- Are states allowing districts to measure “attendance” in new ways?
- How are states that allocate funds according to attendance adapting their funding formula?
- What flexibilities or waivers are states offering districts regarding teacher evaluation?
- What flexibilities or waivers are states offering districts regarding teacher licensure?
- What flexibilities or waivers are states offering districts regarding repurposing of discretionary/categorical/siloed state funds?
- What stimulus funding did states and districts receive?
- How are states spending state-level stimulus funding?
- Are states addressing internet connectivity infrastructure challenges or district needs for devices? If so, how?
- Are states offering a statewide virtual instructional platform or partnering with a state that offers one?