The Carbondale Elementary School board has voted to start the school year off with remote learning.
District 95's Board voted unanimously to not return to in-person instruction and continue with remote learning.
Superintendent Daniel Booth says the board made this decision to protect the health and safety of the 1600 students and 250 employees in the district.
“It was not an easy decision, the fact that our board meeting was later in the month and that our board had an opportunity to see what the data and the trends were looking like in Carbondale and Jackson County specifically guided their decision.”
A Chromebook will be distributed to every student and the district will assist students that need connectivity.
Booth says they'll reassess in-person instruction for the second quarter that starts in October.