Richland Schools Take No New Action Towards Re-Open
Much to the disappointment of students and parents the Richland School Board chose to take no new action after it's special workshop Thursday night.
According to information posted on the District's website, the purpose of the meeting was to consider plans for re opening schools to in class education. No specific promise or indication was made that a decision would be made, but many were hoping it would come.
It was possibly expected the Board would consider and choose a re open option, much like KSD and Finley have with staggered hybrid learning. However, the Board too no action.
Rick Jansens, the Board President, said the District has been receiving conflicting information from the Benton Franklin Health District vs. the WSDOH (Washington State Department of Health). For that reason, he felt it was better to wait.
However, board members indicated during the meeting they felt information and advice from the BFHD gave them the go ahead to start the process.
The board did talk about perhaps bringing back some students in mid October, and phasing in others towards the end of the month with middle and high school students returning by early November, but no action was taken on any such measures.