Letter to D89 Community
June 24, 2020
Dear Staff and Community at Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District 89,
I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Late yesterday, the Illinois State Board of Education released guidance for schools on the 2020-21 school year.
This 60-page document has been highly anticipated and will go a long way in answering critical questions that we all share about what the 2020-21 school year will be like in terms of in-person learning, scheduling, transportation, wearing masks, social distancing and other measures intended to keep everyone safe and healthy, while also re-engaging students in the learning process.
At this time, we do not have all the answers to those questions, as this document was released to school districts at the same time as it was released to the public. Therefore, we kindly ask for your patience as our staff thoroughly reviews this detailed guidance and implements the suggestions in our district’s own transition plan.
Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District 89 is very aware of the urgent need to communicate to families what to expect next school year and anticipate the release of our own transition plan. We will communicate the plans as they solidify so that our staff, students, and families have time to prepare for the necessary adjustments. We will keep our families updated through the district website, www.maywood89.org, and through our normal means of communication. Next week, we will also be sending out a survey to receive feedback from families.
Our district formed transition teams earlier this month and has already been hard at work discussing options. This guide will accelerate those conversations, and I am confident that our district can present a plan that has the health and safety of our students as a priority while maintaining a dynamic learning environment.
Thank you again for your patience, understanding and flexibility as our entire district navigated together through a situation that none of us could have imagined.
I will be in touch soon. In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy your summer.
Dr. David Negron, Superintendent