• As it reopens, will district buildings be open to the community in the summer?

  • How will board meetings operate in the new school year under the state's mandates?

  • Are COVID-19 limitations impacting the proposed elementary building project?

  • The 2020-21 calendar revisions were approved by the school board on June 16. What are some important changes to note?

  • Does the district have a plan for how to start the 2020-21 school year?

  • How will distancing work while students and staff are in the classroom and other areas of the building?

  • What will class changes look like for those grade levels that switch classes during the day?

  • Will students use lockers?

  • What will time such as lunch and recess look like?

  • Will students be able to borrow books from the library?

  • Assuming water fountains will not be permitted, if the supply of water students are sent to school with runs out, will they be provided a bottle of water?

  • What educational options are available if families don't feel comfortable sending their child to school physically in the first semester of school?

  • Who oversees Bellefonte eLearning Academy?

  • How is BeLA different from other cyber education programs?

  • Who is BeLA available to?

  • Will there be office hours BeLA students can use within the district?

  • How do families and students know if online learning is right for them?

  • What will the BeLA program look like with the new elementary platform?

  • What will the BeLA program look like for secondary students?

  • How much at-home support is needed to make sure BeLA students succeed?

  • Will students have access to Chromebooks provided by the district, if they opt for virtual education through the district?

  • Will eligible students still be able to attend Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology?

  • What student learning options are available for the 2020-21 school year?

  • Will families have new options for their child's learning method in the second semester?

  • Can multiple children within the same family choose different learning options to accommodate each child?

  • Can BeLA students transition back and forth from learning options offered by the district?

  • How does online learning for the 2020-21 school year differ than what was provided in the spring?

  • In the fulltime, in-person option, will elementary students have the same teacher they were already assigned to for the fall?

  • Will face coverings be required when students and staff are in school?

  • Will the use of face coverings be enforced?

  • Explain asynchronous and synchronous learning.

  • The hybrid option is the newest learning choice offered by the district. Why was it created?

  • How will students be divided into groups in the hybrid learning model?

  • Will students who opt for the hybrid option be in the same classes as those students who physically go to school fulltime?

  • In the hybrid option, why were in-person and virtual learning days selected as they are?

  • How will attendance and grading work for the hybrid option?

  • What will the high school schedule look like for students in the hybrid model?

  • Will the district allow for students to do fulltime virtual learning through Google Classroom with their teacher?

  • Will students in BeLA or the hybrid learning option get the same services to counselors and other staff and services when needed?

  • How will CPI students get to the institute in each of the three back-to-school plans under green phase?

  • Will CPI students from Bellefonte Area High School be around students from the other districts?

  • Does the district have plans for education in other phases of the pandemic if it changes from green status?

  • Who determines which phase the district goes in if it’s something other than “green?”

  • If the risk of community transmission increases in Centre County, will current learning options for district students change?

  • What does the return-to-play plan look like for school athletics?

  • What will the fall sports season look like?

  • What will the winter sports season look like?

  • Will athletics and extracurricular activities be affected for students depending on which learning option they have selected?

  • On July 1, the state Department of Health announced it is re-requiring the use of all face coverings be worn when people are in public places. Does that mean student athletes involved in optional workouts this summer must wear one when training with school teams?

  • Will students be required to wear a mask while at school?

  • Are there recommendations about quarantining after coming back from vacation during the school year?

  • If a student needs to quarantine, how will the district make sure those students stay on track with school work?

  • What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?

  • Will kindergarten registration continue for the 2020-21 school year?

  • What are sanitation plans for district buildings and grounds?

  • Explain school transportation.

  • How is the district planning for the care and education of special ed students?

  • What guidance is the district’s nursing staff following for the 2020-21 school year, during the pandemic? What steps are the nursing staff following to ensure the health and safety of students when school is back in session?

  • Will there be health screenings upon arrival at school?

  • Why is the district not taking temperatures of students and employees upon entering school buildings?

  • Will there be any flexibility on attendance or sick days if a student is confirmed or has signs of novel coronavirus?

  • What is protocol if a student or employee tests positive for COVID-19?

  • What should families do if their child tests positive for novel coronavirus?

  • Do schools have adequate ventilation to circulate air?

  • How will the COVID-19 pandemic impact other school requirements in 2020-21 such as graduation, standardized testing and more?

  • Where does the district stand with its international travel plans?

  • How has the pandemic affected the budget?

  • How will the COVID-19 pandemic impact planning of the proposed elementary project?

  • Is there any legislation in place to help districts make decisions during in the return back to school for the 2020-21 school year?