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COVID-19 IMPACT: School District Status Updates for Fall 2020

COVID-19 IMPACT: School District Status Updates for Fall 2020

In partnership with Esri, the global market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), we’ve created the below information to keep you informed of the rapid changes and impact of COVID-19 on school reopening plans and operations at the district level.

Check back often. This valuable resource is tracking school district reopening dates, learning models, sports participation, distance learning investments, and more, throughout the fall. Updates are made daily and new, timely insights (mask utilization, capacity, occupancy, etc.) will be added as we procure the data. Login and download the most updated version anytime, for free.

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This map may be reproduced with the following attribution. COVID-19 IMPACT: School Districts Status Updates for Fall 2020, current as of 9/19/2020, by MCH Strategic Data. Compiled from public federal, state, and local school districts information and media updates.

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MCH is staying on top of emerging changes in the K12 community during this unprecedented time.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, our tactics to monitor and track its impact follow suit. Initially, policies surrounding COVID-19 were made at the state level and we configured our data compilation process based on that standard. More recently, however, the increase in local policy making surrounding COVID-19 has made it necessary to restructure our compilation process to maintain the high-quality data you need and expect.

Recently we invested significant resources into a strategy to continuously compile and refresh the below K12 public school data at the district level. We are offering this valuable resource as a free service to help you stay informed of the rapid changes to school district reopening plans and operations as the COVID-19 virus continues to impact our nation.

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Quick Facts
10,620 (73%) of districts out of a total of 14,475 have provided their reopening plans.
 
1,927 (18%) of districts plan to offer on premises classes.
2,313 (22%) of districts offering online only learning.
5,542 (52%) of districts offering hybrid learning.
580 (5%) of districts are undecided/unknown.
7,763 (73%) of all districts have increased investment in technology to support student accessibility to online learning.
5,133 (48%) of all districts currently have students participating in a district sponsored sports program.
3,431 (84%) of districts require all administrators, teachers and staff to wear masks on premises.
2,630 (65%) of districts require all students to wear masks on premises.
349 (9%) require middle school and/or high school students only to wear masks.
40 (1%) require high school students only to wear masks.
2,740 (68%) of districts have a COVID illness return policy in place.
2,870 (72%) of districts have a designated isolation area for students and personnel that are symptomatic.
3,469 (82%) of districts offered parents to opt out students for on premises learning.
*The quick facts above are based on the total number of districts that have responded to the survey question.

Individual district data available by clicking the button below.
Available for download in excel or via RESTful API.

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About the COVID-19 School District Data

Great Today. Better Tomorrow.

MCH will continue to survey districts throughout the fall adding robust and timely information to this resource. School reopening dates and learning models are just two of the many critical data points we are tracking; we are working closely with multiple businesses and government agencies to add significant information regarding capacity, occupancy, mask utilization, etc., in the coming weeks. Login and download the most updated version anytime, for free.

 
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This table reflects summarized data as shown on the map. Individual districts are detailed in the data download, available by clicking on the button below.
State Name District Count Enrollment Total On Premise Percent Online Percent Hybrid Percent Other Percent Unknown Percent Pending Percent
Alabama 152 794657 1% 13% 56% 2% 1% 23%
Alaska 54 141127 25% 9% 37% 0% 3% 24%
Arizona 641 1199527 3% 29% 18% 0% 1% 45%
Arkansas 263 512246 6% 0% 63% 2% 1% 23%
California 1056 6553171 2% 56% 8% 0% 3% 28%
Colorado 185 905673 29% 5% 42% 4% 1% 16%
Connecticut 181 550795 11% 1% 41% 1% 4% 40%
Delaware 21 129834 0% 47% 23% 0% 4% 23%
Florida 81 2987237 29% 12% 37% 3% 1% 16%
Georgia 190 1819520 9% 17% 54% 0% 3% 15%
Hawaii 2 194511 0% 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Idaho 129 300122 35% 4% 33% 1% 6% 17%
Illinois 881 2052334 7% 22% 43% 1% 2% 22%
Indiana 307 1065722 16% 5% 62% 2% 0% 11%
Iowa 328 519201 36% 0% 40% 1% 5% 14%
Kansas 286 500544 32% 1% 44% 1% 3% 16%
Kentucky 173 727523 4% 36% 36% 1% 6% 14%
Louisiana 93 708748 2% 13% 49% 4% 2% 27%
Maine 167 202325 11% 0% 40% 1% 7% 37%
Maryland 25 989551 0% 80% 0% 4% 0% 16%
Massachusetts 336 974658 1% 14% 31% 1% 4% 47%
Michigan 684 1553155 7% 11% 43% 2% 4% 29%
Minnesota 422 896056 16% 7% 32% 2% 11% 28%
Mississippi 144 521416 6% 15% 56% 1% 0% 19%
Missouri 531 951778 35% 4% 39% 1% 3% 15%
Montana 399 159405 31% 2% 29% 0% 5% 30%
Nebraska 244 321880 70% 0% 13% 0% 2% 13%
Nevada 22 482563 9% 18% 50% 0% 0% 22%
New Hampshire 103 181001 7% 3% 37% 1% 4% 43%
New Jersey 577 1398010 2% 11% 28% 1% 4% 51%
New Mexico 130 338032 0% 52% 20% 1% 1% 23%
New York 716 2749851 4% 5% 39% 2% 7% 40%
North Carolina 122 1537150 3% 33% 40% 2% 4% 16%
North Dakota 179 117910 44% 3% 27% 0% 6% 16%
Ohio 683 1737927 14% 8% 51% 1% 3% 21%
Oklahoma 553 719256 18% 3% 53% 1% 1% 22%
Oregon 200 588338 7% 39% 21% 1% 4% 26%
Pennsylvania 532 1726590 9% 13% 37% 1% 4% 32%
Rhode Island 47 156148 2% 2% 19% 0% 27% 48%
South Carolina 81 850289 3% 14% 58% 6% 1% 16%
South Dakota 164 147138 45% 6% 21% 2% 2% 21%
Tennessee 145 1049113 10% 6% 60% 4% 0% 17%
Texas 1125 5550587 7% 13% 56% 2% 2% 18%
Utah 72 653464 16% 2% 48% 6% 2% 22%
Vermont 50 85552 2% 4% 58% 2% 4% 30%
Virginia 137 1382531 2% 36% 40% 1% 1% 18%
Washington 304 1135736 2% 50% 16% 1% 9% 19%
Washington DC 28 109960 0% 3% 7% 0% 0% 89%
West Virginia 55 286948 12% 1% 56% 0% 5% 23%
Wisconsin 427 862453 14% 6% 44% 3% 5% 24%
Wyoming 48 93199 47% 2% 27% 2% 6% 14%
*School districts represented in surveys include traditional public and private institutions. It does not include organizations such as religious education offices, area education services or state departments of education. Sub districts and supervisory union member districts are covered in the parent (traditional) organization. Due to charter management organizations often representing schools across the country and in different levels of outbreak, they are also not included.
**MCH phone verifies its institutions annually capturing new and closed institutions and enrollment. These numbers may be different from other reported enrollments due to this methodology.
***Sum of percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding.
 

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Below is how MCH defines the instructional reopen types. Most values are reliant on the person on the completing the survey and their individual interpretation of their local reopening plans.

On Premises: Full in-person classroom instruction is available for all students. An option may exist for parents to opt out of classroom-based instruction. This is option will need to be district sponsored. (i.e. not offered through another district. If this is the case, the other district is credited with enrollment). If this option exists, it’s a variable captured by a different question for parental choice.

Hybrid/Partial: Limited, in-person reopening. Examples include less than 5x/week in-person attendance or having some grades/levels remote and others in-person. This does not include the option for full-time in person instruction.

Remote learning only: No in-person instruction. May include exceptions for special populations of students. (Special Education, ELL, etc.)

Unknown/Undecided: The school district reopening plan was undecided at the time of compilation.

Other: The respondent didn’t feel any of the above options described their district’s reopening plan.

Pending: Data compilation in progress.
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