This afternoon, the state issued an executive order requiring residents to "stay at home" effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 p.m, through the end of day April 7. As part of the Governor's order, he announced that school will remain closed, with a new tentative reopening date of April 8.
We recognize that this development may raise questions about the impact on students, staff, and families. We anticipate further guidance and details from the Illinois State Board of Education next week and will be in touch as soon as we have more information. We will also send detailed information regarding our Monday, March 23, Board of Education meeting out by email on Saturday, March 21.
We are committed to doing our best to deliver continuity of education. The governor's office has also assured school districts that school personnel involved in providing meals will not be in violation of the order and we will continue to provide meals to our families who need it.
Please use this opportunity to focus on staying safe and helping to slow the spread of the COVID-19. As always, thank you for your support as we all work through this challenging time. As you have seen, this situation is evolving rapidly. As events unfold, we will continue to communicate in a timely and transparent manner.
Thank you for your patience and partnership,
Dr. Hector Garcia, Superintendent