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Best Practices and New Opportunities as We Move Forward


(Please note that as current information becomes available this page will be updated – 06.25.2020.)

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The organization of the classroom is important in supporting the academic progress of students. Classroom space should  provide an environment that allows teachers and students  to interact comfortable and safely. With this in mind careful consideration has been given to the strategic placement of  furniture, learning centers, and materials in order to optimize student learning,  reduce distractions and keep children safe.


A foundational premise when designing a safe classroom environment are the concepts of Maintaining Cohort and social distancing. The use of Cohorts is recommended by the CDC and other heath agencies to help  control the spread of any viruses and also manage any possible outbreaks.


  1. Schools should move any non-essential furniture, materials of equipment that is not needed and store them in a place outside of the room
  2. Schools should measure the width and length of the room to begin planning for maximum distancing of desks.
  3. Desks should all face in the same direction.
  4. Desks should be placed 3 to 6 feet from the center of each desk to the center of the next desk.
  5. All throw rugs and roll-up carpets should be removed from room.
  6. Rooms should be planned around 25 students per room.
  7. It is recommended that teachers use face shields, so students can see their lips as they are proving direction and instruction.


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Other Considerations.

  • None at this time.

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