After hearing about rising COVID-19 numbers countywide from the Kitsap Public Health District, the Bainbridge Island School District has decided again to delay the reopening of schools.
Dr. Gib Morrow said numbers are going back up the past two weeks.
As a result, the school board decided to again check the numbers Oct. 19.
If the trend looks good, and the district can hire enough substitute teachers in the meantime, then the district would bring back hybrid students with the following tentative schedule:
*Grades 2-4: Nov. 23
*Grades 5-6: Dec. 7
*Grades 7-8: January or second semester
*Grades 9-12: Second semester
If the numbers don’t look good, the district will again check the information three weeks later, or Nov. 2. The reason is it will take three weeks to get things going no matter what date is chosen.