Unified School District of De Pere has architect looking at buildings to help bring kids back safely

DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY) – The Unified School District of De Pere is trying to get a handle on how to safely bring all students back to the classroom five days a week.

We first told you in December, students will start to return to the classroom in January.

On Monday, the board directed district administration to look at three factors when it comes to bringing all students back to the classroom: CDC gating criteria, how quarantined employees and staff will impact schools opening, and how to effectively social distance.

“It feels like it’s probably the most uncertain month of the year when you’re in a pandemic and trying to get kids back to school, but I am confident our administration will do their homework,” said board member Jeff Mirkes.

Superintendent Ben Villarruel told the board the district has Berners Schober architect firm looking at how each building is set up to give staff…


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