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Starting Well 2020

This page is no longer being updated, although some of the resources may still be useful.

The challenge of reopening schools for the 2020-21 school year will require extensive preparation, coordination and communication. This webpage houses resources designed to inform school leaders as they make decisions about this process. School leaders should work in concert with local government and health officials and make decisions based on current conditions, considering the various aspects of student and staff well-being, including physical, academic and social-emotional.

The Department of Education is partnering with the Department of Health and K-12 school leaders to provide guidance for reopening and daily operations in SY 2020-21, recognizing that schools will need to be flexible and adjust to changing conditions. Special thanks to the K-12 practitioners who are assisting in this process.

For information about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA), and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), visit our Federal COVID Funding webpage.

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