On August 11, 2020 the Tolleson Elementary School District Governing Board approved a motion to delay in-person instruction until October 9, 2020. This decision was based on the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) public health benchmarks that were developed to determine the safe reopening of schools. The benchmarks include three key components:
- A two week decline in the number of cases or two weeks where the case rate is less than 100 cases per 100,000 people in the county.
- Two weeks of percent positivity less than 7% within the county.
- Two weeks with hospital visits due to Covid-like illnesses below 10% within the region.
Tolleson Elementary School District Governing Board and Administrative Staff will continue to monitor the data for three benchmarks using the Arizona Department of Health Data Dashboard as well as the Maricopa County School Metrics Dashboard (www.maricopa.gov/5594/School-Metrics). The information obtained from these organizations will ensure decisions are based on information relevant to Tolleson Elementary School District boundaries and the families the school district serves.