Mitchell Officials Working On Plan To Reopen Schools

(MITCHELL) – The reopening of Mitchell Community Schools will be based on the Governor’s press conference to be held on Wednesday afternoon.

Like other corporations, Mitchell Community Schools have been meeting with administrators, health officials, and following guidance from the CDC to create plans to open schools and make sure students and staff remain safe.

Burris Elementary School

“We want to thank the students and staff for their cooperation through this unprecedented time. Everyone has stepped up to the plate, and it is appreciated,” said Dr. Mike Wilcox.

Hatfield Elementary School

“Obviously it will depend on what we hear Wednesday on how we will proceed,” Wilcox said.

Audio: Dr. Mike Wilcox comments on MCS’s reopening plans

Surveys have indicated that some parents prefer a regular format, while others prefer a virtual format.

Mitchell Junior High School

The school corporation will be using money from the CARES Act to help with connectivity issues and each school will have Wi-Fi capability for students to use the internet in the parking lot to do homework and complete other projects that will be required to be accomplished with a Chromebook.

Also, ten percent of the Governor’s grant funding will be used for school teachers to upgrade devices that will be needed to instruct using technology.

Mitchell High School

“We want to thank everyone for completing the surveys we have been conducting and encourage every parent to keep communication open to the corporation,” said Wilcox