Superintendent lays out plans for school year amid pandemic

Superintendent lays out plans for school year amid pandemic

Says flexibility will be the key

POCAHONTAS – Pocahontas School District Superintendent Jerry Martens says flexibility will be a major focus for the district during the upcoming school year as preparations continue in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Martens spoke to the Pocahontas Rotary Club July 22 about specific plans and measures the district is taking in order to protect students, faculty and staff. The district recently announced students will have a choice whether to attend classes onsite as usual or take virtual classes offsite.

“What we’re looking at, what is kind of guiding us, is we’re going to try to do what’s best for our kids and what’s going to be best for our families,” said Martens, now entering his second year as superintendent. “We’re always going to make sure we’re keeping our students as safe as possible, we’re keeping our staff as safe as possible . . . and this year school is going to be flexible.”

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