The Ione School District (administration, teachers and staff) have been working very hard to put together a return to school plan that will allow students to be in classrooms this year. In a press conference on Tuesday, July 28, Governor Brown and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced COVID-19 health metrics they have been using to assist them in determining whether or not schools can resume in-person classroom instruction for the start of the 2020-21 school year.
At this time, most schools in Oregon will not be allowed in-person instruction to start the school year, and will be required to offer only Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) instruction. Hopefully, as the health metrics change in Morrow County and the cases per 100,000 decrease, the Ione School District will be allowed to return to in-person classroom instruction as planned.
Rollie Marshall, Superintendent