NSBA continues to diligently monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on schools, students, and everyone across the country.
We advise public schools and education leaders to follow federal, state, and local health authorities’ guidelines on current measures to prevent and respond to the COVID-19.
Below you will find resources and information that we hope you will find helpful. We will continue to update this page as new resources and information become available.
As public schools navigate the demands of reopening safely, they will bear the burden of added costs for personal protective equipment, increased cleanings and more. Visit NSBA's Savings Center to explore ways to save and learn about services that can reduce district costs and improve operations.
NEW: U.S. Department of Education Releases “Return to School Roadmap” to Support Students, Schools, Educators, and Communities in Preparing for the 2021-2022 School Year
On August 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education released the “Return to School Roadmap,” a resource to support students, schools, educators, and communities as they prepare to return to safe, healthy in-person learning this fall and emerge from the pandemic stronger than before. The Roadmap includes three priorities that schools, districts, and communities are encouraged to focus on to ensure all students are set up for success in the 2021-2022 school year: (1) prioritizing the health and safety of students, staff, and educators; (2) building school communities and supporting students’ social, emotional, and mental health; and (3) accelerating academic achievement.
State Specific School Reopening Guidance
The Johns Hopkins University eSchool+ Initiative offers an analysis of education recovery plans put forth by states to examine the ways these plans are designed to support students and teachers. It also includes a dashboard for each state showing the latest data on COVID cases and tests within a state.
With the 2021-2022 school year upon us, states are releasing new guidance and back-to-school reopening plans. Following is a sampling of state recovery plans: