Schools are poring over the 63 pages of guidelines the Illinois State Board of Education released on how to safely return to in person classes in several months. Shane Gordon, Superintendent of Bluford School District says the state will buy the masks, but, just one per child.
Gordon says: "If you've been around kids for too long anyone would say it's safe to say one mask definitely is not going to last a kid the entire school year."
Gordon says the district could buy more masks with the money they received from the Federal Cares Act. On the issue of COVID clean buses, the District has spent money on special items.
"Electrostatic disinfectant sprayers, so that, when the bus driver is done with their route for the day, you know quickly and easily they can disinfect all surfaces." Bluford School Superintendent Shane Gordon.