“My job is to try to pull that together for the consideration of the next administration, and they’ll make the decisions on what that looks like,” Carstarphen said.
There’s a host of things to consider. How will buses safely transport students while maintaining social distancing? Will students and teachers be required to wear masks? And how will the district meet other health guidelines from installing sneeze guards to making sure food is safe?
Carstarphen said she’s preparing a detailed update on academics, legal issues and staff vacancies to pass on to Herring.
The board previously agreed to pay Herring to work as a consultant before her official start date to help with the transition.