Southern Seven (S7HD) Head Start staff members are following all recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Southern Seven Health Department to keep children and staff safe.
The unions say they are negotiating with the university in an effort to reduce risks in the classroom, and report that both sides are negotiating in good faith, and they say that progress has been made.
With all the Covid 19 changes it could be hard to find extra help if a teacher calls in sick. Cape Schools Deputy superintendent, Christa Turner said they anticipate a high demand for substitute teachers with Covid-19 impacting the upcoming school year.
Franklin Elementary Student Interventionist Amber Walker said as soon as students start this upcoming school year, they will be introduced to Google Classroom and learn how to use it first before they get into their regular school work.
According to Ann Hayes, director of communications at Southeast Missouri State University, they received notification from the state last week that the Bright Flight award would be reduced from $3,000 in 2019 to $1,800 in 2020.