Plymouth Community SchoolsDuring the March 2nd meeting of the Plymouth Community School Board, members approved the student’s handbook for the school year 2021-2022.

An addendum was added at the elementary level concerning the responsible use of technology. The addendum outlines the e-Learning policy. An addition to the Riverside handbook indicates that students will be allowed to carry bags to class since they will not be using lockers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minor changes to the Plymouth High School handbook concern graduation requirements.

The Plymouth School Board also approved the school calendar for 2021-2022. According to the calendar, the first day of school for students will be August 11. The calendar has a notation that the PCSC will use e-Learning on days when school is canceled.

The PCSC will continue to provide paid leave for employees who were unable to work or telework due to COVID-19 related issues. The Expanded Paid Leave Act expired on December 2020; however individual school corporations could make decisions to continue to provide paid leave. Included in the resolution passed unanimously by the board is the following: “The Board concludes that continuing leave benefits provided by the EPSLA to employees serves the legitimate purposes of maintaining morale and providing a safe work environment for all employees and students.”


Carol Anders Correspondent