Indian River School District delays first day of school

SELBYVILLE, Del. – The Indian River Board of Education voted on August 3rd to move the first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year to Thursday, September 17th.

We’re told the decision to delay the start of the school year will give teachers and staff additional time to prepare for an instructional model that will feature remote learning and potentially a hybrid of in-person and remote instruction.

In the event that in-person instruction is allowed, staff must also learn the proper safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The district says they will be communicating detailed plans for the start of the school year to the public in the coming weeks. The first day of school for teachers will remain Monday, August 31st.

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