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COVID-19: Managing Through Uncertainty

Reimagining what school could look like during and after COVID-19

Facing the challenge together

This page is our homebase for COVID-19 tools and materials, and we will continue to update it with new content that shares our ideas for what school could look like, how district and state leaders can approach financial challenges, and more. We at ERS feel lucky to continue partnering with and learning from school and system leaders, and we hope that these resources will be a source of support for those continuing to work toward the best for their students. Explore each of the tabs below for all of our COVID school reopening content.

SUMMER RESPONSES

 A framework for school district leaders’ COVID response strategy and resource use decisions and 2 initial focal points

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What Post-COVID Schools Could Look Like

7 school- and system-level changes to get students back on track when they return to their classrooms while bringing about sustained improvements in school performance

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Decision Points for COVID Comeback Models

3 steps school district leaders must take to create strategic “COVID Comeback School Models” — now with a video tour

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District Re-Entry Models: Key Trade-Offs Calculator

A tool to support tool a high-level, district-wide assessment of re-entry plan feasibility — now with a video tour

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COVID Comeback School Models

Sample student groupings, schedules, staff roles, and system-wide implications that enable physical distancing and support social-emotional strategies

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Capturing FY20 Savings (or Not) in School Districts

Examining the key decisions districts faced during their COVID-19 response and how subsequent areas of spending and saving impacted systems’ end-of-year financial position

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The Financial Implications of COVID-19 on School Districts

Exploring the financial challenges of COVID-19 and what will it take for systems to adjust to the new economic environment in the most strategic way possible

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District Re-Entry Models: Key Trade-Offs Calculator

A tool to support tool a high-level, district-wide assessment of re-entry plan feasibility — now with a video tour

Use the Calculator

 
Guiding Principles for COVID Re-Entry Planning

10 sample guiding principles for creating school designs in the fall amidst the coronavirus crisis

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Capturing FY20 Savings (or Not) in School Districts

Examining the key decisions districts faced during their COVID-19 response and how subsequent areas of spending and saving impacted systems’ end-of-year financial position

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SPRING RESPONSES

district responses to covid-19

In these briefs, released early in the pandemic, we share stories of school district strategies and tools for conversations about COVID-19 planning.


Navigating the Moment

1 Bright Spot and 1 Focus Spot from School Districts Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

SEE SUCCESSES

Handling Finances

2 Questions About Pay Policies and Roles During School Shutdown and How Districts are Responding

EXPLORE STRATEGIES

Managing Through Uncertainty

4 New Realities & Questions to Help District Leaders  Transform Schools

PLAN FOR WHAT'S NEXT

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What's happening in your district?

Take our survey to let us know your district's challenges, successes, and questions as you navigate the impacts of COVID-19. We will continue to update this page with additional tools and do our best to find resources from other districts or our own learnings, and we will use any questions and responses we receive to inform future resources we will be creating for the field. 

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