How will DCPS identify and select staff members for the Student CARE classrooms?

The role of the Student CARE classroom staff is to provide students a supervised virtual learning setting within a safe and consistent space (school building) to engage in their existing virtual classes – as such, a teacher is not required for this role.

We will identify school-based staff, central office staff, other DC government staff, and partners as potential groups to fill these roles. They will be identified in part by a staff survey that allows employees to request consideration for a virtual assignment in alignment with guidance from DC Health, the CDC, and federal and local laws.

We have designated additional training days for all staff to ensure they are prepared to support new health and safety routines and support students’ virtual learning. Adults in CARE classrooms will undergo an FBI background check, including a criminal background check and child abuse clearance check.