Central Bucks School District to offer students hybrid or online-only options for fall 2020
Central Bucks School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. John J. Kopicki announced Friday that families in the district will be asked to choose one of two program options, hybrid or online only, as the district plans for the start of the 2020-2021 school year on Aug. 31.
“While our planning teams were working to finalize plans to offer families a traditional option that would have students in school five days per week, revised recommendations and procedures were released from the governor and the Pennsylvania Department of Education,” Kopicki explained, “As a result, it became clear to our leadership that given the space limitations within our 23 schools, it would be impossible to offer a traditional option and meet the social distancing requirements included in the orders.”
The “hybrid” option will have students receive in-person instruction two days per week, and a combination of live and online instruction during the other three days. A “cyber” option will be also be offered, wherein students will participate in 100% online instruction five days per week. Students with Individualized Education Plans will have the option to attend in person four or five days. Detailed information on each program will be provided for families, who will be asked to choose an option through a registration process beginning July 22.
The district will release the final draft of the administration’s completed health and safety plan, in keeping with the requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) on Monday, July 20. Plans are for the district’s board of school directors to consider the approval of the plan during a special meeting scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 21.