From The Tribune staff reports
HOOVER — Hoover City Schools announced specific plans for reopening schools, on Monday, July 13, 2020.
During a Board of Education meeting, the board voted to push back the start of school from Aug. 6 to Aug. 20.
Employees and students grades 3 through 12 will be required to wear masks. Masks are encouraged for children pre-k through 2nd grade.
Registration for virtual school and remote learning has been extended until Friday, July 17.
In a survey conducted by the school system on at-home learning, school officials found 19.6% of households were interested in full-time virtual school. 34.2% of households responded saying they may be interested in full-time virtual school and 46.2% said they were not interested in virtual school as a full-time option.
Nearly half of teachers and parents surveyed said they were comfortable returning to campus in August. Only 18.4% of respondents said they do not feel comfortable with on-campus instruction in August.
Hoover City Schools will release more detailed plans and options for students in the coming days.