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District Re-Entry Models: Key Trade-Offs Calculator

As part of our suite of tools to support districts in their Fall 2020 reentry plans, we have created the Key Trade-Offs Calculator. Leaders can use it to answer the following questions:

  • What high-level configuration of COVID Comeback School Models is feasible across school and grade levels in my district, given our current staffing and facilities constraints? 
  • What key tradeoffs and resource shifts should my district consider in re-entry planning to maximize the delivery of high-quality, equitable instruction?

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Watch the video to see a tour of the Key Trade-offs Calculator

Note: This tool is intended to support a high-level, district-wide assessment of re-entry plan feasibility; it is not intended for detailed, school-specific design decisions. As such, please keep in mind the following assumptions and methodology constraints:

  • The tool calculates feasibility using district-wide enrollment and staffing, by school level (Elementary, Middle, and High). If your district has significant variation in enrollment, staffing level, or student need across schools, there may be additional school-specific constraints that are not reflected here. Re-entry plans should be designed with your highest-need schools and students in mind, to ensure that pre-existing inequities are addressed rather than exacerbated.
  • The tool focuses on re-entry scenarios for general education settings. Inclusion settings for students with disabilities and students learning English can be incorporated in your overall staffing and group size inputs, but they are not shown separately. The model does not include calculations for self-contained classrooms and associated staffing.

Before using this calculator, we recommend first taking a look at Decision Points for COVID Comeback Models.

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