Superintendent's Work Session Update

Reading Reopening Survey


Reopening Planning and Preparations


  • Recent order placed to increase Chromebook capacity to 1:1 for grades K-12 with blended and/or remote learning a certainty for the upcoming school year.
  • Student Chromebook return facilitated by Forward Edge to prepare for 2020-2021.
  • Ongoing analysis of building technology capability, devices, server capacity, fiber, and other issues to ensure readiness for August.


  • Transition to Omnia360 on July 1 for the building maintenance contract.
  • Developing cleaning/sanitizing needs and protocols for return to school.
  • Placed order for district PPE equipment through CARES Act Funding.
  • Research/purchase additional equipment/best practices needed as guidance is released.


  • State guidance will assist in defining operational practices.
  • Hygiene will be a priority - washing/sanitizing hands, no shared supplies, wiping desks, best practices/guidance for face coverings.


  • 1:1 device capacity
  • Planning staff professional development needs and support

Planned work in the coming months:

  • Social/emotional programming and support
  • Assessing students and plans addressing gaps
  • Curriculum alignment, standards assessment/priorities
  • Instructional strategies
  • Resources


  • State financial reports for June 2020 released week of July 6th will give indication of COVID-19 financial impact.
  • Continued analysis and allocation of CARES Act funding, Student Wellness funding, and federal grants being completed for 2020-2021.
  • Anticipated impact of state budget reduction by July 31st

School Calendar Revision

  • Adjusts student start date to August 31, 2020.
  • Staff begins August 17 to allow time for professional development and planning for new instructional and operational approach to education
  • Board to vote on the revised calendar at the regular Board meeting on July 15, 2020

Small District Collaborative

  • Reading will collaborate with Lockland, New Miami, and St.Bernard/Elmwood Place staff for joint virtual professional development planning for August 18-21.

Reading Reopening Planning Timeline

  • July 2 State guidance shared
  • July 6-10 Development of draft district reopening plan
  • July 13 Staff advisory team/Parent advisory group
  • July 15 Board presentation of reopening plan DRAFT
  • July 16 Begin revision and finalizing
  • July 22 Present district plan for 2020-2021
  • July 23 Begin implementing Reading Reopening model