FAQ - June 12, 2020

BBSD Frequently Asked Questions

June 12, 2020

 
Will school buildings reopen in the fall?

We are planning to be back in our school buildings to begin classes on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The district is currently developing a Health and Safety Plan which will guide the safe return of students, staff and community as we resume educating our children onsite. The plan will be posted on the district website in July for review. Some components of the plan have been developed for summer activities and are posted on the district website.

What if we are not permitted to return to our school buildings in the fall or are directed to close buildings again during the school year?

We have evaluated our distance learning program over the course of the fourth marking period and have received feedback on how we could make the process more consistent and easier to manage from Kindergarten through grade 12. The district has selected a Learning Management System (LMS) called Schoology, which will make it easier to access and manage student learning for everyone. We just acquired the system and are working to integrate it with our Student Information System (SIS) which is PowerSchool. We need to be prepared for multiple learning scenarios. This system will help us maximize learning in any environment.

Will the district have access to more technology and better internet connectivity?

The CARES Act is providing funding to school districts in the form of a grant to assist districts adjust to an uncertain educational environment. We submitted and were successful in securing approximately $178,000 which will provide technology for every student K-12. This technology will maximize the use of Schoology and standardize access to learning tools across the district whatever our learning situation. We will also work to increase the stability of our internet service in our buildings as well as advocate for stable broadband service across our district and county.

What is the status of the Prom?

The BBHS Junior-Senior Prom has been scheduled for July 2, 2020.  As more information is available from the PA Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Education regarding large-group gatherings, we will provide additional information.