How are DCPS and the WTU working together to ensure teachers feel safe to return to in-person learning?

DCPS is fully committed to meeting all appropriate safety precautions, as detailed by DC Health, to ensure a safe reopening for students and staff. Meetings between DCPS and the WTU leadership on SY20-21 reopening have taken place since May 2020 and discussions are ongoing.

A staff survey was issued in October 2020 that provided employees with the opportunity to request consideration for a virtual assignment in alignment with guidance from DC Health and the CDC, as well as federal and local laws. The assignment process serves to provide important health safeguards for vulnerable populations and additional flexibilities to address COVID-19-related impacts​.