Districts are grappling with difficult decisions this summer. As they weigh scenarios for reopening schools, the crisis continues to unfold, creating financial uncertainties unlike any leaders have ever seen. How deep will cuts in state funds be? Will there be more federal dollars? How much? What reopening costs will schools face? If some staff can’t work, will districts have to pay them in full?
In this invited commentary for The 74, Marguerite Roza and Katie Silberstein discuss how keeping students at the center of decision-making can help leaders make tough choices amid competing pressures.