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COVID-19 IMPACT: School District Operational Status. Updates for Spring 2021

COVID-19 IMPACT: School District Operational Status

Updates for Spring 2021

In partnership with Esri and the Centers for Disease Control Foundation (CDCF), and collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we’ve created the information below to keep you informed of the changes and impact of COVID-19 on school operational plans at the district level. The previous survey’s results (Fall 2020) remain available in the download section.

Check back often because updates are made daily. This valuable resource is tracking school district learning models, sports participation, screening programs, and more, throughout the spring. Login and download the most updated version anytime, for free.

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MCH is staying on top of emerging changes in the K12 community during this unprecedented time.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, our tactics to monitor and track its impact follow suit. Initially, policies surrounding COVID-19 were made at the state level and we configured our data compilation process based on that standard. More recently, however, the increase in local policy making surrounding COVID-19 has made it necessary to restructure our compilation process to maintain the high-quality data you need and expect.

In collaboration with multiple public and private stakeholders, MCH has invested significant resources into a strategy to continuously compile and refresh the below K12 public school data at the district level. We are offering this valuable resource as a free service to help you stay informed of the continuing changes to school district operational plans as the COVID-19 virus continues to impact our nation.

Quick Facts
11,299 (68%) of districts out of a total of 16,524 have provided their survey responses.
 
4,994 (44%) of districts offer full in-person classes.
277 (2%) of districts offer remote learning only.
3,767 (33%) of districts offer hybrid learning.
292 (3%) of districts are undecided/unknown.
7,902 (70%) of all districts currently have students participating in a district sponsored sports program.
8,616 (76%) of districts require all administrators, teachers and staff to wear masks on premises.
8,290 (73%) of districts require all students to wear masks on premises.
84 (1%) require middle and high school students only to wear masks.
177 (2%) require high school students only to wear masks.
1,766 (16%) of districts perform regular Covid testing on teachers and staff.
1,358 (12%) of districts perform regular Covid testing on students.
9,021 (84%) of districts offer parents to opt out students for on premises learning.
*The quick facts above are based on the total number of districts that have responded to the survey question.

Individual district data available by clicking the button below.
Available for download in excel or via RESTful API.

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About the COVID-19 School District Data

Great Today. Better Tomorrow.

MCH will continue to survey districts throughout the spring adding robust and timely information to this resource. School learning models and screening programs are just two of the many critical data points we are tracking. This data will be used by businesses and government agencies, like the CDC and CDCF to understand the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 in school districts. Login and download the most updated version anytime, for free.

 
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This table reflects summarized data as shown on the map. Individual districts are detailed in the data download, available by clicking on the button below.
State Name District Count Enrollment Total Full In-Person Percent Remote Only Percent Hybrid Percent Other Percent Unknown Percent Pending Percent
Alabama 150 795330 36% 0% 27% 16% 1% 18%
Alaska 54 138521 27% 1% 12% 1% 0% 55%
Arizona 677 1229733 22% 3% 24% 10% 1% 37%
Arkansas 263 513702 19% 1% 33% 22% 1% 22%
California 1038 6700734 24% 3% 41% 13% 2% 14%
Colorado 180 919239 58% 0% 15% 9% 2% 13%
Connecticut 185 549921 45% 0% 18% 10% 1% 23%
Delaware 41 145591 7% 4% 48% 17% 2% 19%
Florida 68 3003631 22% 0% 27% 25% 8% 16%
Georgia 211 1840594 18% 3% 31% 23% 3% 19%
Hawaii 1 193004 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Idaho 167 311473 53% 1% 8% 5% 0% 29%
Illinois 881 2017118 28% 1% 30% 14% 1% 23%
Indiana 395 1089542 37% 1% 22% 13% 2% 21%
Iowa 327 525575 62% 0% 6% 7% 2% 20%
Kansas 289 502309 57% 0% 4% 5% 1% 29%
Kentucky 176 727368 17% 0% 38% 19% 1% 23%
Louisiana 124 737746 22% 1% 23% 17% 3% 31%
Maine 255 197703 22% 1% 21% 7% 1% 45%
Maryland 25 933587 8% 4% 36% 24% 0% 28%
Massachusetts 397 980358 38% 1% 12% 11% 1% 33%
Michigan 828 1548034 16% 4% 32% 15% 2% 29%
Minnesota 502 918943 37% 2% 16% 6% 0% 36%
Mississippi 153 515259 28% 3% 20% 13% 4% 30%
Missouri 551 958845 49% 0% 16% 9% 1% 22%
Montana 402 156373 26% 0% 6% 3% 0% 61%
Nebraska 259 328439 53% 0% 1% 3% 1% 40%
Nevada 22 458911 22% 0% 36% 13% 0% 27%
New Hampshire 132 201148 39% 0% 10% 8% 1% 40%
New Jersey 653 1425908 19% 1% 34% 9% 1% 32%
New Mexico 158 343944 15% 5% 15% 13% 1% 48%
New York 983 2834245 15% 1% 23% 12% 1% 44%
North Carolina 318 1641499 13% 0% 23% 11% 1% 50%
North Dakota 188 122989 42% 0% 5% 3% 2% 46%
Ohio 969 1809485 30% 1% 18% 12% 1% 36%
Oklahoma 565 730163 29% 1% 16% 11% 1% 40%
Oregon 199 590037 30% 1% 30% 10% 1% 26%
Pennsylvania 745 1881655 22% 1% 24% 11% 1% 38%
Rhode Island 61 147050 26% 0% 29% 11% 1% 31%
South Carolina 87 848745 31% 1% 13% 26% 2% 25%
South Dakota 165 152444 55% 0% 5% 6% 2% 29%
Tennessee 147 1046699 31% 0% 21% 18% 0% 27%
Texas 1205 5629157 37% 0% 18% 12% 1% 29%
Utah 155 701376 27% 2% 14% 10% 2% 41%
Vermont 53 82582 22% 0% 30% 5% 1% 39%
Virginia 183 1374061 9% 1% 34% 14% 3% 37%
Washington 320 1143694 31% 2% 34% 8% 1% 20%
Washington DC 60 87435 1% 10% 51% 13% 0% 23%
West Virginia 56 285505 32% 3% 25% 26% 1% 10%
Wisconsin 445 872790 38% 0% 20% 13% 1% 24%
Wyoming 56 94874 48% 0% 14% 7% 3% 26%
*School districts represented in surveys include traditional public and private institutions. It does not include organizations such as religious education offices, area education services or state departments of education. Sub districts and supervisory union member districts are covered in the parent (traditional) organization. Due to charter management organizations often representing schools across the country and in different levels of outbreak, they are also not included.
**MCH phone verifies its institutions annually capturing new and closed institutions and enrollment. These numbers may be different from other reported enrollments due to this methodology.
***Sum of percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding.
 

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Below is how MCH defines the teaching methods. Most values are reliant on the person completing the survey and their individual interpretation of their instructional plans.

Full In-Person: Full in-person classroom instruction is available for all students. An option may exist for parents to opt out of classroom-based instruction. This option will need to be district sponsored. (i.e. not offered through another district. If this is the case, the other district is credited with enrollment). If this option exists, it’s a variable captured by a different question for parental choice.

Hybrid/Partial: Limited, in-person instruction. Examples include less than 5x/week in-person attendance or having some grades/levels remote and others in-person. This does not include the option for full-time in person instruction.

Remote learning only: No in-person instruction. May include exceptions for special populations of students. (Special Education, ELL, etc.)

Unknown/Undecided: The school district instructional plan was undecided at the time of compilation.

Other: The respondent didn’t feel any of the above options described their district’s instructional plan.

Pending: Data compilation in progress.
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