HANNIBAL | The Hannibal School District is hosting a series of community meetings for parents this week.
“We realize that as the new school year draws closer there are many questions as parents are needing to determine how they feel their students should receive their education as our world navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Superintendent Susan Johnson in a news release.
Parents will have the opportunity to attend in person. However, those who plan to attend in person are asked to notify the school district in advance so it can adequately social distance. The meetings will also be available via Zoom for those who would rather not attend in person.
“Parents will have an opportunity to ask any questions regarding the Hannibal public school district's School Reopening Plan, academic options, or any other questions that will assist parents as they make decisions for their child's education,” Johnson said.
Those planning on attending in person are asked to RSVP by contacting the Hannibal Board of Education office at 573-221-1258. Those attending in person are highly encouraged to wear a mask if unable to social distance.
Meetings will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 4, and Thursday, Aug. 6. Tuesday's meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the A.D. Stowell Elementary School in the commons area. Attendance will be limited to 50 people. Thursday's meeting will also begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Hannibal High School. Attendance will be limited to 100 people.
“As we just completed a successful Jumpstart Summer School we are excited to see our students and eager to resume their educational experience,” Johnson said. “We also realize how important it is to provide as safe of an environment as we possibly can. We want parents to know what our plans are so you can feel good about your decision.”