The students will be provided with grab and go meals at dismissal, the announcement said, and buses will still be provided. Students will attend all of their classes, just on a shortened schedule.
Both BJHS and BHS have three lunch periods, Reilly said. At BJHS, that means all of the students in a grade level have lunch at the same time, and are eating in the same area. BHS will often have as many as 500 students in the cafeteria, Reilly said.
The hope is to make the changes for a couple weeks to allow the community to get through the peak of the latest surge in COVID cases.
"We're doing all we can to avoid going remote," Reilly said.
Update as of Jan. 12, 2022:
McLean County Unit 5 and the Bloomington Area Career Center are staying on their existing schedules.
Unit 5 sent a statement to The Pantagraph Tuesday evening saying it would be sticking to its existing schedule. However, the district may move specific classrooms to remote if there is an outbreak or a substitute cannot be found.
BACC announced on Facebook on Wednesday morning it would also remain on its existing schedule, which is split into three sections which run from 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. BACC is located in the same building as Bloomington High School. It serves more than a dozen school districts in and around McLean County.
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