This Tuesday, August 25th, at 6 pm, the LSR7 BOE will hold a special session to discuss two items.
First - the board will vote to determine how to compensate non-contract employees whose work is dependent on students being in school. Should these employees be paid as if they are at school working when they are not or should these employees be furloughed? Several options will be presented. You may view the slides here.
Second - the board will vote on how to reopen schools this fall. Will they vote for 100% virtual learning? Probably. Will they vote for 100% in-person schooling? Not likely. These predictions are based on the statement from the district that school reopening plans were based on the Jackson County Health Department recommendations.
LSR7 has been consistent in releasing statements that reopening schools would be done in accordance with health department recommendations (August 6th):
*Unless there is a significant improvement in community spread in the next few weeks, we will begin the school year by providing virtual instruction for all grade levels.*
According to the updated guidance released on Friday, August 21st, the health department recommends that schools in the region delay start to September, after Labor Day, and begin school virtually with no extracurricular activities. This determination is based on current status indicating significant community spread (see below).
Do not miss this meeting. It will be live-streamed on the district's YouTube Channel, here.
So that you don't miss it, we have added a countdown clock to the next board meeting. Look for it at the bottom of any page you visit on the LSR7+Insider website.