Lakeville Area Schools is committed to the safety, health and wellbeing of our students, family, staff and community. We will continue to provide up-to-date information about the district’s COVID-19 prevention strategies. We rely on guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as experts in our district, including our district nurses and our COVID-19 Coordinator.
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Current Learning Model: In-Person Learning
Lakeville Area Schools is implementing appropriate learning plans as laid out by the Minnesota Safe Learning Plan.
Elementary students are in full-time in-person learning. A full-time Distance Learning option is available.
Middle and High School Students
Middle and high school students are in full-time in-person learning. A full-time Distance Learning option is available.
COVID-19 Case Rate Dashboard
Data We're Tracking
In coordination with our District COVID-19 Coordinator, the Superintendent will continue to review the following COVID-19 data on a weekly basis. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to changing learning models. Decisions must be based on clear trends and operational feasibility, not on a single datapoint. We also cannot rely solely on case numbers. For example, if we had a staffing shortage due to wide-spread illness, a move to Distance Learning might need to happen even if the case data supported a different learning model. The district considering several data points and sources:
- State of Minnesota COVID-19 data by county, specifically for Dakota County and Scott County.
- Lakeville Area Schools school building COVID-19 positive case data and quarantine data.
- Staffing and operational capacity and readiness, including substitute teacher coverage, support staff coverage, educator workload, and operational capabilities such as busing and food service.
Process for Changing Learning Models
Prior to any learning model transition, Lakeville Area Schools will continue to follow the parameters outlined for schools in the Minnesota Safe Learning Plan to guide our COVID-19 response.
- District staff will continue to review the data listed above to assess conditions in our community and in our schools; look for consistent trends; and make decisions that prioritize a safe, equitable, and predictable learning environment aligned with the parameters of the Minnesota Safe Learning Plan.
- A transition to full time in person learning at any level will not be automatically triggered by reaching the state identified case thresholds. As noted above, many factors will need to be taken into consideration.
- Superintendent will make a recommendation to the Board of Education unless circumstances do not allow time.
- The district will notify families and staff of learning model changes through mass notification as far in advance as possible.